Teachers attend Environmental Institute of Houston Habitat Curriculum workshop
The University of Houston-Clear Lake recently held an Environmental Institute of Houston habitat curriculum workshop to provide teachers with activities that would bring the natural world into the classroom.
According to a press release, teachers from the Houston and Clear Creek Independent School districts attended lectures, made seed balls and animal track imprints, measured and planted in the WaterSmart Habitat Demonstration Lab, and learned about dip netting and aquatic organism identification at the workshop Monday, Oct. 29.
Chris Haynes, a second-grade teacher at Wedgewood Elementary, at 4000 Friendswood Link Road, in Friendswood, has since implemented a seed making project with her school's after-school garden club.
"I believe that outdoor, hands-on learning activities give students the opportunity to explore, discover and question in an engaging, interesting environment that provides for a deeper understanding of many math and science concepts," Haynes said in the release.
For more information about the Environmental Institute of Houston, visit www.eih.uhcl.edu.
The University of Houston-Clear Lake is at 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.
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