Lake Erie Center

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A River Runs Through It (ARRT)

Toledo Botanical Garden, Toledo Metroparks, Toledo Parks & Recreation, Stranahan Arboretum, COSI and The Lake Erie Center

ARRT is funded by an OBOR, Improving Teacher Quality Program grant
Earn 3 hours of graduate or undergraduate credit. (Credit is optional)

 

Summer 2006 a Success

ARRT is a field-based and integrated program for pre-service and in-service teachers in P-12. The students enjoyed 2 weeks of intensive field work with local naturalists, artists, musicians, professors and other local experts. Participants gained an integrated knowledge of science, technology, math, local history, folklore, art, music, archeology and industry. Daily field trips and indoor exercises focused on developing an integrated, practical knowledge of two of the major river watersheds of Northwest Ohio. We mucked about taking samples, collecting data, making observations, and then learning how to deal with all of the information we collected. Participants got their feet wet and hands dirty but had fun as they learned. We were especially interested in applying what we learned to K-12 classroom teaching and learning. Participants received a stipend they can use to support classroom applications and extensions. In addition to free handouts, maps, and books, groups of teachers from specific schools received a technology-enhanced sampling kit to bring to their schools and use in their classrooms. Meetings in the fall of 2006 will help guide participants in their efforts to institutionalize what they learn and collaborate with other participating schools.

Last Updated: 3/23/15