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Environmental Education & Urban Teacher Initiative


Environmental Education & Urban Teacher Initiative

Hands‐On Nature Workshop

9:00 – 3:30 pm, Saturday, February 12, 2011
At Hawk Woods Nature Center (3799 Bald Mountain Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326)

Presenters: Mike Mansour, Director, Hawk Woods Kathleen Dougherty, Oakland County Parks
Lisa Appel, Cranbrook Inst of Science Claire Lannoye, Detroit Zoo
Michele Arquette‐Palermo, Clinton Watershed Council

Credit: Teachers may register to earn SB‐CEUs for this workshop, or register for MTU credit for attending 3 workshops.

9:00 AM Introductions: Adopt a Leaf (PLT Lesson 23)
Group One Kathleen Dougherty
        Cycles Fly Away or Stay – Where do the Birds Go and Why?
        Adaptations Beaks, Feet, and Feathers – Fantastic Flying Machines
Group Two Mike Mansour
        Adaptations Teeth and Skulls: Animal Dentition and Diet
        Designs of Nature: Tracks and Traces: Clues that Tell a Tale
Group One Lisa Appel
        Cycles Winter Twigs – Signs of Four Seasons
        Designs of Nature Winter Weeds – Rugged Remnants/Summer Flowers
Group Two Michele Arquette‐Palermo
        Habitats Forest Floor – Home of the Hidden Workers
        Habitats White‐tailed Deer – Elusive Beauty of Woods and Field
12:30 Lunch
1:15 Sniffing Out a Trail – Outdoor Hike with directed skills
2:00 Make‐N‐Take ‐ constructing Mystery Box, Sniffing Out Trail kits,
        Gallon Jug Ecosystems
2:30 Break
2:45 Sharing: What can you use on Monday?
3:20 Workshop Evaluations

5:00 Dinner
6:00 – 10:00 Astronomy outdoor instruction from Seven Ponds Astronomy Club:
Lunar observations and February constellations

For more information on Hawk Woods or the Astronomy Event, contact:
Mike Mansour Tel: 248-370-9353 mmansour001@comcast.net

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