Exploring Local Waters: Hudson Canyon

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Take a deeper dive into the Hudson Canyon, one of the largest submarine canyons in the world, located just 100 miles east of NYC! This bio-diverse habitat offers a unique opportunity for an interdisciplinary lesson modeling civic participation, by highlighting a local, environmental human impact issue and proposing a course of action. In this course, you will work in groups to learn more about the ways stakeholders benefit from the canyon (as a natural and economic resource) and represent their viewpoints in proposing the Hudson Canyon as a marine sanctuary. Activities using data portals and modeling deep sea exploration promote exciting ways to expand your STEM strategies. Teachers will model student learning opportunities, brainstorm differentiation options for diverse learners, and develop an action plan for implementing course content into their curriculum. Please Note, this course includes 1-2 days at the New York Aquarium.

Location: Bronx Zoo
Date & Time: August 19-24, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $250

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For more information about On-Site Professional Development, please contact: teacherinfo@wcs.org or (718) 220-5136


Meet Your Instructor

Christine DeMauro

Christine DeMauro has a passion for wildlife conservation that she hopes to inspire within you and your students. Christine obtained her M.S. in Biology at Hofstra University, doing research on the behavior and physiology of seastars - sparking a love for marine invertebrates. During this time, while an adjunct instructor at Hofstra University, she obtained a graduate degree in education and became a licensed NYS secondary education biology teacher. After working briefly for the Department of Education as a teacher, Christine joined WCS in 2011.

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