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FREE workshop at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point on implementing authentic inquiry-based s

Greetings science teachers! We are inviting you to a FREE workshop at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point on implementing authentic inquiry-based science research experiments in the classroom.

Krista Slemmons (UWSP Professor of Biology) and Perry Cook (UWSP Professor of Science Education) in collaboration with UW-Milwaukee Science Educators and Scientists are participating in an NIH Science Education Partnership Award grant that aims to improve authentic scientific experiences at the middle and secondary levels. We are looking for you to be a part of this program. The program involves training teachers to use a variety of modules in the classroom that are student-centered and research based. Teachers will receive supplies, equipment, instructional manuals, classroom curriculum and links to numerous resources through the UW. Teachers that implement the activities in their classrooms receive ongoing mentorship from UW scientists and supplies for their classrooms, and be able to participate in additional activities, conferences, and future module trainings. Participating teachers and students will also have the opportunity to present research at an annual conference in Milwaukee. Funds for travel and substitute teachers will also be available to participating teachers.

We are offering two trainings at UW-Stevens Point this fall:

1. The Nerve and Muscular Basis of Earthworm Movements: Effects of Physical and Chemical Environmental Agents, and

2. Zebrafish: Effects of Physical and Chemical Environmental Agents on Embryonic Development.

The dates for the training will be:

Earthworms: Sept 12th and 14th from 5:30-7:30

Zebrafish: Sept 19th and 21st from 5:30-7:30

*Attend one or both of the workshops.

Additional Opportunities for Participating Teachers (and students)

Winter Training for Teachers – Feb or early March

Spring Student Research Conference: April 16, 2024 at UWM Student Union

We would love to have you join. Please email Dr. Slemmons at if you are interested in attending or if you have questions.


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