Water Quality and the Environment
Venue: University of Minnesota
|Event Date/Time: Jun 25, 2012||End Date/Time: Jun 29, 2012|
|Registration Date: Jun 08, 2012|
June 25-June 29, 2012
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Room 614 Social Sciences
University of Minnesota
2 graduate credits available for additional fee (contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested)
Registration deadline: June 8, 2012
Water quality plays an integral role in our lives. Water can reflect global history, and current land and water use practices impact water quality and aquatic ecology in lakes, rivers, and groundwater. In this institute, we will explore current global water quality issues as well understand how water quality is changing Minnesota's lakes and streams. Participants will learn about water as a basic human right, connections between water and human health including water borne diseases, and case studies of watersheds in both local and global contexts. In order to be prepared to teach global water quality issues, participants will learn about a variety of curricula such as Project Wet, learn about water curricula associated with a portable planetarium, and learn how to use insects as a way to measure water quality. The institute will offer field trips to provide experiential learning. This summer's institute is intended for K-14 educators interested in water quality and incorporating this topic into their teaching.