Arctic Plant Phenology Learning through Engaged Science - APPLES. A Unique professional development experience for California middle - and high school teachers.

Photo Credit: Dr. Eric Post
Vaccinium myrtillus. Photo Credit: Eric Post

Date and Time:

Monday, June 26, 2017, 8:30am to Thursday, June 29, 2017, 4:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 5:00pm

Teachers will have the opportunity to engage and collaborate with leading polar research scientists and science educators. You will spend 4 days at the University of California, Davis learning about the study of phenology – the seasonal dynamics of plants and animals ‐ in the Arctic to understand ecological impacts of climate change. Focusing on the 3‐dimensions of NGSS, you will engage in inquiry‐based activities that replicate approaches used by scientists in investigating key environmental processes linked to species survival. With support from the APPLES team, you will develop a research project to implement with your students in the 2017‐2018 academic year. The classroom research project will incorporate concepts from the workshop, arctic data collected by Dr. Eric Post and students, and methodology and equipment (experimental warming chamber, plant phenology camera ) used by researchers. 

How to Register:

Apply here




Contact Email:

Contact Name:

Pernille Sporon Boving