Palmyra Cove Nature Park (PCNP) is a 250-acre urban oasis along a highly developed area on the Delaware River. Habitats include wetlands, woodlands, meadows, wild creek and river shoreline, and a freshwater Tidal Cove after which the park is named.
The Institute for Earth Observations at Palmyra Cove is a STEM educational initiative for students and teachers that studies Planet Earth. This is a unique and engaging facility where experiences can be shared…and innovative collaboration begins!

TEACHER TRAINING


Earth SySTEM Teacher Professional Development Series 

These one- to two-hour introductory teacher seminars are designed to give teachers and administrators an overview of programs, resources, and activities that can often be immediately incorporated into the classroom and/or used for curriculum development.

Teachers are eligible to receive CEU credits for their participation.

These seminars cover the following topics/curricula: 

GLOBE Program

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE’s vision promotes and supports students, teachers, and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system. These investigations are conducted in close partnership with NASA, NOAA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSP’s) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth’s environment.

GLOBE Mission Earth: Fusing GLOBE with NASA assets to build systematic innovation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

GLOBE Mission EARTH is a collaborative of multiple institutions across the United States formed to increase involvement in the GLOBE Program (www.globe.gov). In addition to the members from our partner institutions, our group includes hundreds of other individuals including teachers, students and citizen scientists, located throughout the United States.

Acquire-Analyze-Apply (A³) Teacher Workshops

Through the NSF “Big Data” with the Rowan University grant, and the NASA Mission Earth grant, we provide advanced instruction and cutting-edge Earth SySTEM activities that are then deployed in classrooms in Burlington County.
 
What is A3? View the video!
 
Read more about this in the 2019 STEM FOR ALL VIDEO SHOWCASE’s Innovations in STEM Education, May 13-20

Geoscience Literacy Library: Atmosphere, Oceans, Climate, Earth, and Energy

The Federal Agencies have joined together to produce a series of national “Literacy Documents” that apply to citizens. Learn how these concepts can be incorporated into your classroom.

American Meteorological Society’s Education Programs      

Project ATMOSPHERE is the comprehensive national program of teacher enhancement of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) based on studies in the atmospheric sciences. It is directed towards improving teacher effectiveness in generating interest and understandings in science, technology, and mathematics among students at precollege levels.

The Maury Project

A teacher enhancement program of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) based on studies of the physi­cal foundations of oceanography, The Maury Project is directed towards improving teacher effectiveness in generating interest and understandings in science, technology, and mathematics among precollege students. The project is named after Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873), considered by many as the founder of the science of oceanography.

The DataStreme Project

This project promotes the teaching of atmospheric, oceanographic, and hydrologic sciences through pre-college teacher training and instructional resource material development. Three graduate level online courses will be offered during the 2012-13 academic year: DataStreme Atmosphere, DataStreme Earth’s Climate System, and DataStreme Ocean.  Space is limited.

DataStreme Atmosphere

DataStreme Atmosphere is a 13-week course offered twice a year to selected participants nationwide. Directed towards middle-school teachers, but open to all K-12 teachers, DS Atmosphere is designed to enhance public understanding of the atmospheric portion of the Earth system and its interaction with people. The course utilizes electronically transmitted environmental data and learning materials, including text readings and related investigations

Check out the public DataStreme Atmosphere website.

DataStreme Ocean

DataStreme Ocean is a 13-week course offered twice a year to selected participants nationwide. Directed towards middle-school teachers, but open to all K-12 teachers, DS Ocean is designed to enhance public understanding of the ocean in the Earth system. The course places special emphasis on the flow and transformations of water and energy into and out of the ocean, the internal properties and workings of the ocean, interactions between the ocean and other components of the Earth system, as well as the societal impacts and responses to those interactions.

Check out the public DataStreme Ocean website.

DataStreme Earth’s Climate System

DataStreme ECS is a 13-week course offered twice a year to selected participants nationwide. Directed towards middle-school teachers, but open to all K-12 teachers, DataStreme ECS is designed to enhance public understanding of the global climate system. The course takes a holistic approach to Earth’s climate from an oceanic, atmospheric and terrestrial perspective with special emphasis on the human interaction with these processes.

Check out the public DataStreme Earth’s Climate System website.

Earth System Science Education Alliance

The Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) is a NASA, NSF and NOAA-supported program implemented by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) to improve the quality of Geoscience instruction for pre-service and in-service K-12 teachers.

For more information on any of these programs, contact Peter Dorofy, Director of Science, Technology, and Education; (856) 829-1900, ext. 1263, pdorofy@bcbridges.org.

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