Join MSU researchers in Bozeman on Saturday, Sept. 23 for a free hands-on workshop, complete with materials for you to take home.
The Rock Pack Experiment is a fun, hands-on research tool for students of all ages that demonstrates the connections between our actions on land and life in streams. Rock Pack promotes interdisciplinary watershed education by allowing students to conduct and design their own experiments and apply their knowledge to protect local watersheds.
During this workshop, participants will receive an overview of stream ecology, geomorphology, and animals as ecosystem engineers. Getting our boots in the water, we’ll examine and identify aquatic macroinvertebrates that live within rock packs from a local stream and in the lab. We’ll also give you great tools, teaching activities, and ideas to incorporate the workshop content into your own classroom or educational programs!
At the workshop you will receive:
Rock Pack kit give aways!
Tour of MSU’s Ecology Labs
Hands-on experience deploying Rock Packs in a stream
Training in macroinvertebrate ID
Fun teaching techniques to use in your classroom and community
One-on-One with the experts!
REGISTER by Wednesday, September 13th!
Come learn about the Rock Pack Network to study YOUR local streams. This workshop is for elementary, middle, and high school teachers, and environmental educators. The workshop is free, provides continuing education credits for a nominal fee, and will be held at Montana State University.
Register at http://eu.montana.edu/noncredit (look for different options for OPI renewal units or CEUs)