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Teaching Toolbox Workshop: Experience Soils!

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Natural History Museum of Utah - Naturalist Lab

This October workshop will highlight the Soils Toolbox and feature Dr. Mitchell Power, Curator of Garrett Herbarium at the Natural History Museum of Utah and Professor of Geography at the University of Utah.

In this full day Saturday session, teachers will particpate in authentic research experiences. The workshop will begin at 9AM at Natural History Museum of Utah and proceed to a field site in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The research will center around soil and sediment history, climate change and the opportunity to participate in a botany resurvey project

Museum Educators will guide you through cross-curricular connections, alignment to the core, and how to translate your research experience into a valuable learning experience for your students. 

You will have the opportunity to: 

  • Collect plant specimens
  • Take core samples from trees
  • Participate in a paleo seed hunt
  • Take soil cores
  • Work side by side with Museum Scientists

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  • Educators will receive six relicensure points for completing this workshop. 
  • Call to register by the phone: Heather Paulsen 801. 587.5789 or use the online form below.
  • Please wear warm clothes and prepare yourself for some walking -- nothing strenous or vigorous. 
  • Lunch will be provided. If you have specific dietary constraints please include this in registration information.

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