Teachers to share dunes-related lesson plans with other educators

2013-12-25T18:15:00Z 2013-12-25T20:15:07Z Teachers to share dunes-related lesson plans with other educatorsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
December 25, 2013 6:15 pm  • 

Two Northwest Indiana teachers will share what they learned during a summer internship at the dunes with other local teachers.

Stephanie Crook, of Hebron High School, and William McCullom, of George Rogers Clark High School in Hammond, interned through the National Park Service’s Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Crook and McCullom will hold a workshop for teachers and other educators who are interested in incorporating the Indiana Dunes into their lesson plans. They will share highlights from the programs they created while at the park, including a bio-caching activity.

The workshop takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 11 at the National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N. Lake St. in Gary.

Registration is required through the Dunes Learning Center’s website at www.duneslearningcenter.org . A $20 fee will cover lunch and materials.

The workshop also will share information on the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program that gives educators an opportunity to participate in an internship at a national park during summer break. Interns earn a stipend, learn about the park’s resources and help the park with a variety of educational endeavors.

A listing of other educator workshops can be found on the website. The next one will be Jan. 25 and focus on the Department of Natural Resources project Flying WILD. Participants will learn educational activities that explore the avian world.

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