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EDUCATOR WORKSHOP FOR
Fremont Unified School District Teachers
Summer 2014
sponsored by Math Science Nucleus

Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon (1999 Walnut Ave, Fremont)

NGSS: Life (Tule) and Physical Science (Math Science Nucleus)

When: August 5, Tuesday   1-3:30
Location:
Math/Science Nucleus (morning) Tule Ponds (afternoon) -Life Sciences
Presenter: Dr. Joyce Blueford, Eleanor Gilchrist, James Link Math Science Nucleus
Free
Maximum number of teachers: 30
Curriculum materials will be provided.

Children's Natural History Museum (4074 Eggers Drive, Fremont)

NGSS: Life (Tule) and Physical Science (Math Science Nucleus)

When: August 5, Tuesday   8:30-12:00
Location: Math/Science Nucleus (morning) Tule Ponds (afternoon) -Life Sciences
Presenter: Dr. Joyce Blueford, Eleanor Gilchrist, James Link Math Science Nucleus
Free
Maximum number of teachers: 30
Curriculum materials will be provided.

Fremont Earthquake Exhibit (40204 Paseo Padre Parkway)

NGSS Earth and Life Science Content at Fremont Earthquake Exhibit and Stivers 

When: August 7, Thursday   8:30-3:30
Location: Fremont Earthquake Exhibit (morning), Stivers (afternoon) –Life and Earth Sciences
Presenter: Dr. Joyce Blueford, Math Science Nucleus
Fee: $1500
Maximum number of teachers: 30

Curriculum materials will be provided
California Nursery Historical Park (Nursery and Niles Blvd)

NGSS Life Sciences and Physical Science (cross curriculum)

When: August 12, Tuesday 8:30-3:30

Location: California Nursery Historical Park (start),  Masonic Home Reforestation  cross curriculum
Presenter: Dr. Joyce Blueford, Math Science Nucleus
Free
Maximum number of teachers: 30
Curriculum materials will be provided

Look at how composting can be a way to incorporate energy transfer (Physical Science) while understand how compost is used in growing plants from trees, vegetables, and ornamentals.

NGSS Life Science and Social Studies Local History Content at California Nursery and Historical Park in Niles

When: August 14, Thursday 8:30-3:30

Location: California Nursery Historical Park (Life Sciences and Social Studies (Local History) cross curriculum
Presenter: Dr. Joyce Blueford, Math Science Nucleus
Free
Maximum number of teachers: 30
Curriculum materials will be provided



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coming fall (under construction) for tule ponds

FREE (limited to 20 teachers)
 
sponsored by Alameda County Flood control and Water Conservation District) includes materials
Time: Wednesday, 3:30 -5:00 pm
Where:  1999 Walnut Ave (park onsite)

Content based, can be adapted to specific grades, lesson ideas for different grades; materials
Come early and walk through Tule Ponds
Register:  by email (
msn@msnucleus.org) or  phone  (510)790-6284

under construction

Sept  – Butterfly Habitat  How to bring butterflies into the classroom without buying them - Habitat in the Classroom  (receive milkweed plants) and how you can maintain a habitat in a 5-10 gallon aquarium.  Learn the different host plants needed.   
Oct  - 
   
Nov  -  
Hayward Fault  The Hayward Fault creates Tyson Lagoon.  Learn about the importance of fault creep and how the fault has shaped the East Bay.  Basic Plate Tectonics and walk through area; learn about trails throughout Fremont

Dec  -  Water Chemistry
– Learn how to do simply tests to test for pH, temperature, nitrates, and other ions, from litmus paper to red cabbage, and scientific probes and how to use data charts to interpret data.

Jan  - 
Feb  -   Rocks and Organic Matter = Soil   Native Soil and Composting – Chemistry of soil, and how to grow natives  (or why does wine grapes like volcanic soil)  Learn the local rocks; receive samples, geological map, soil testing

Mar –  Native Plants - Learn about the native flowers, shrubs and trees  in the East Bay by walking the tree trail. Teachers will receive  poppy seeds  that you can grow at school.  Local schools can “adopt” a tree and bring it back at the end of the school  year.  Get tules and instructions on how to build a Tule Board
Apr  - Protozoa, Invertebrates, and Vertebrates - Learn about the native organism in the East Bay.  How to effectively use hand lenses, and microscopes, and bug collecting techniques to turn your students to think about science every time they see a “bug.” 


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