To be notified of future workshops, please contact: Amy Dean, FMSA Education Manager at 415.561.6625 x 303
The most visited habitat of the Sanctuary starts below the waterline, but can reach
hundreds of yards inland. Every year, as Sanderlings, Willets, and Plovers come and go,
the very foundations of this habitat are pushed offshore by strong storm waves in the
winter, and pulled back to land by the milder summer seas.
Teacher Workshops 2006
This year, the 25th Anniversary of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, provides a special opportunity for teachers and educators to learn about ocean concepts, student monitoring projects, and current research related to the Gulf of the Farallones through FMSA's teacher workshops. Opportunities and registration information below.
Coastal Ecosystem Workshop: Wonders of the San Mateo Coast
This workshop will focus on the rugged, diverse coastal ecosystems of San Mateo County. Participants will develop their science knowledge and research skills and will address the practical and philosophical questions of how to engage students in environmental monitoring projects. Featured guest speakers include Dr. Tom Niesen, Marine Invertebrate Zoologist from San Francisco State University. Participants will join sanctuary staff on field trips to rocky intertidal and sandy beach sites to participate in coast-wide monitoring efforts and will learn how to incorporate inquiry-based monitoring projects into their curriculum. Please note that workshop presentations, activities and content are geared towards middle and high school biology and environmental science teachers, however all teachers and educators are welcome.
DATES: Thursday and Friday, August 10-11, 10 AM – 4:30 PM.
LOCATION: Point Montara Lighthouse, 25 miles south of San Francisco on Hwy One.
LODGING: Participants may spend the night at the lighthouse. Four double occupancy rooms have been reserved in advance. Rates for overnight accommodation are $25/person or $50/room.
STIPEND: The workshop is free. All teachers, grades 6-12, will receive a $50 stipend for their attendance. Stipends are supported by NOAA's California B-WET grants program.
Teachers at Sea
FMSA's Education Department would like to help you become one of NOAA's Teachers at Sea!
Teachers at Sea get the opportunity to take part in a NOAA research cruise, interact with Sanctuary scientists and managers, and develop new educational materials and activities for their students.
The goals of the Teacher at Sea program are:
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