Lake Erie Center

Training and Development

GK-12 Fall Course - 2011
EEES 6980/8980,  Analyzing Student Watershed Watch Data , Thursday, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Instructor: Dr. Carol Stepien (2 credit hours)

GK-12 Summer Courses - 2011
EEES 6980/8980,  Aquatic Ecology & Student Watershed Watch for Grades K-12, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm (June 6-10)

Instructor: Dr. Tom Bridgeman (2 credit hours)

EEES 6980/8980,   Evolutionary & Ecological Adaptation of Aquatic Communities, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm (June 13-17)
Instructor: Dr. Carol Stepien (2 credit hours)

GK-12 Spring Course - 2011
EEES 6980/8980,  Communicating your scientific expertise to K-12 students, educators, and the greater community, Thursday, 3:00pm-4:50pm
Instructor: Dr. Carol Stepien (2 credit hours)

GK-12 Fall Course - 2010
EEES 6980/8980, GK-12 Student Watershed Watch and Classroom Integration, Thursday, 3:00pm-4:30pm 
Instructor: Dr. Cyndee Gruden (2 credit hours) 

GK-12 Summer Courses - 2010
EEES 6980/8980,  Aquatic Ecology and Student Watershed Watch for GK-12, Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm (June 7-11)
This course consisted of three main components: the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of water quality and how the components are integrated.  Along with lectures there were field activities associated with all three parts.  The main goal of the course was to provide teachers and fellows with the techniques and understanding needed to undertake site-based stream and lake evaluations and projects in the following week.  Instructor: Dr. Tom Bridgeman.  (2 credit hours)

EEES 6980/8980,  Diversity and Environmental Gradients, Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm (June 14-18)
This second course of our Summer Institute took the knowledge and techniques gained in the first week and applied to a field study of biodiversity along an environmental gradient.  The focus was to evaluate the environmental conditions and impacts of the thermal plume from the Edison Power Plant on the near shore ecosystem with collections of water quality parameters coupled with samples of the benthic community.  This course also worked to enhance team building.  Instructor: Dr. Daryl Moorhead. (2 credit hours)

GK-12 Spring Course - 2010
EEES 8980,  Science Education Writing and Publishing of GK-12 Program results, Thursday, 3:00pm-4:30pm
This course worked on creating a publication reporting our program impacts on high school students as well as our graduate fellows. We will also created a presentation for teachers that are new to Student Watershed Watch as well as our own internal use.  Instructor: Dr. Cyndee Gruden (2 credit hours)

GK-12 Fall Course - 2009
EEES 8980, Improving Student Watershed Watch for GK-12, Thursday, 3:00pm-4:30pm

This course worked to improve the Student Watershed Watch program.  A quick guide was created for teachers that are new to Student Watershed Watch.  The data analysis procedure was simplified and a database for reults from the schools was created.  Instructor: Dr. Carol Stepien (2 credit hours)


GK-12 Summer Course - 2009
EEES 8980, Environmental Education Field Methods II, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm (June 15-19)

This course examined the geology of the land-lake interface through classroom lectures and many field experiences.  It focused on the geologic events, including stream and river processes, which have resulted in our modern landscape.  Contaminants and their potential sources and pathways were covered as well.  This intense week long summer course further enhanced bonding and team building.  Instructors: Drs. Timothy Fisher & Cyndee Gruden (2 credit hours)


GK-12 Spring Course - 2009
EEES 6980-20/8980, Environmental Science Learning Community, Thursday, 3:00pm-4:30pm

This course consisted of guest speakers in various disciplines, including the speakers participating in the Thursday evening environmental science learning community lecture series.  Task groups were formed to work on grant related projects with focus on the Science Fair, the Student Poster Show, and annual reports.  Instructor: Dr. Carol Stepien (2 credit hours)


GK-12 Fall Course - 2008
EEES 6980-20/8980, Environmental Education Methods, Thursday, 3:00pm-4:30pm

This course helped improve the Fellows' teaching skills and consisted of guest speakers in various disciplines including educational methods.  Task groups were formed to work on grant related projects with focus on Student Watershed Watch related activities.  Instructor: Dr. Carol Stepien (2 credit hours)


GK-12 Summer Courses - 2008
EEES 6980/8980, Water Quality of Lakes/Streams, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm (June 16-20)

This course consisted of field and lab activities, with lectures on biology, chemistry, and physics of aquatic systems.  Laboratory activities concentrated on techniques for water quality measurements.  Students also trained to become Ohio EPA Level 1 Qualified Data Collectors.  Prepared teachers and fellows for Student Watershed Watch and enhanced team building.  Instructor: Dr. Tom Bridgeman.  (2 credit hours)

EEES 6980/8980, Environmental Science: Land-Lake Interface, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm (June 23-27) 
This second summer course built on the lessons from week one.  Field sites were visited, evaluated and water quality measurements were performed.  All groups made macroinvertebrate collections for classroom use and we made a joint fish collection that classes can borrow.  Prepared teachers and fellows for Student Watershed Watch and enhanced team building.  Instructor: Dr. Daryl Moorhead.  (2 credit hours)

Last Updated: 3/23/15