Apply for the Summer Institute August 11-12, 2011!

steger_stars-1We invite all Grades 3-12 Educators to join the Will Steger Foundation on an Exploration of Minnesota’s Changing Climate at the Summer Institute August 11- 12, 2011.

The Summer Institute will be held August 11-12, 2011 at the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley, MN. This year’s Institute will focus on the Will Steger Foundation’s new Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund project: Minnesota’s Changing Climate; Engaging Students in Environmental Stewardship Through Adventure Learning. Participants in this year’s Summer Institute are expected to use at least a portion of Minnesota’s Changing Climate curriculum in their classroom. Participants will also be eligible for additional classroom support and resources. There is no cost for this year’s Institute and travel and accommodations may be available to those that apply.

The Summer Institute will include :

  • training on this new resource
  • a copy of the curriculum, applicable to the teacher’s grade level
  • sessions focused on Minnesota’s natural environment
  • workshops focused on skills to explore the outdoor environment
  • one continuing education credit (for a fee)
  • mileage reimbursement and accommodations through an additional application

Participating grades 6-8 classrooms from the metro area are eligible for $500 grants due to a unique partnership with the National Park Foundation, Mississippi National River and Recreational Area (National Park Service) and Mississippi River Fund. For more info contact Kristen Poppleton, kristen@willstegerfoundation.org.

Are you ready to apply? Click Here to complete the application online now.

Please contact Ann Benson, Summer Institute Coordinator,
ann@willstegerfoundation.org or call 612-278-7147 with any questions.

Summer Institute 2011 Partners

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