What's So Special About Our Community?
The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Place-Based Education Project

Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development Program to Improve the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, Science and Technology

Summer Institute for Teachers
July 8 - 12, 2002

The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Place-based Education Project presents an intensive five-day teacher workshop July 8-12, 2002, focusing on special species and biodiversity.

This institute is the third of an anticipated five years of workshops and classroom support to selected districts in our region. This institute will give up to 45 participants the opportunity to involve their classes in regional research projects in collaboration with Fredonia State faculty. Field trips and technical support will be available during the school year.

Institute Goals and Objectives:
  • Enhance existing curricula with opportunities to use local natural riches
  • Engender enthusiasm in students for science and math and the natural world
  • Provide meaningful experiences to fulfill elementary and middle school science and math standards
  • Integrate school science and math with actual ongoing research projects in the community
  • Gain access to outstanding community resources such as museums, scientists, and naturalists
Stipend and Other Benefits:
  • Receive a $50/day stipend upon completion of five-day institute
  • Receive a package of instructional materials and research equipment for use with students
  • Optional three (3) graduate credits available through SUNY Fredonia

Monday, July 8

Roger Tory Peterson Institute

  • Welcome and Introductions

  • Biodiversity in the Schoolyard, presented by Allen Benton, profesor emeritus, SUNY Fredonia

  • Special Species Projects: Opportunities for Schools to Explore the Life of Our Region, presented by Mark Baldwin, Roger Tory Peterson Institute

Tuesday, July 9

Roger Tory Peterson Institute

  • The River Otter in Western New York, presented by Mike Ermer, New York State DEC

  • Special Species in the Forests of Allegany State Park, presented by Tom LeBlanc, Allegany Ecological Consulting

Wednesday, July 10

Allegany State Park, Cattaraugus Co.

  • Special Species in the Forests of Allegany State Park, continued, presented by Tom LeBlanc, Allegany Ecological Consulting

Thursday, July 11

College Lodge, Chautauqua Co.

  • Special Species of Aves, presented by Terry Mosher, SUNY Fredonia

Friday, July 12

SUNY Fredonia

  • GESA: An Overview, presented by Vivian Neuman and Roseann Callis-Parks, Buffalo City Schools

  • Misconceptions about Special Species, presented by Mike Jobot, SUNY Fredonia

  • Closing and Opening to Summer 2003 Institute

Registration Form:

You may register for the institute online by following the above link (deadline: May 31, 2002).


Mark Baldwin
311 Curtis Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

E-mail: mark@rtpi.org
(716) 665-2473 Ext.228
(716) 665-3794 Fax

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