Exploring Iowa’s Natural Resources: Course information
September 15, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Target Audience: STEM, Science, Social Studies, Ag. and Natural Resources; Grades K-12
Dates: September 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020 (16 weeks)
Instructor: Barb Gigar
Cost: $305 – Materials, 3 License Renewal Credits; $455 – Materials, 3 Drake Graduate Credits
Course: #180287 LO – Exploring Iowa’s Natural Resources
Register at: https://
The goal of this course is to help you utilize a STEM-based approach that incorporates local natural resources as unifying themes to implement Iowa Core concepts in your curriculum. You will work in small groups and individually to create a network of contacts and resources to teach natural resource concepts. Group and individual assignments will build on each other throughout the course.
Participants will build a project-based learning unit for their personal teaching situation, so you can immediately incorporate the course resources and tactics into your teaching. It is offered for 3 license renewal or graduate credits, and also qualifies for credit for the STEM endorsement through Drake.
This course guides the participant through several resources that utilize a STEM-based approach to explore natural resources including:
- Outdoor Observation Skills
- Field Investigations
- Schoolyard Biodiversity
- Project Based Learning Model
- Project WILD
- Aquatic WILD
For more information, contact: email@example.com; 515-494-3891.