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2009-05-25 (Vol 6, No 5)

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New Online Environmental Science Course from the Museum of Natural History

Join Seminars on Science in a summer session of our award-winning online graduate courses in the life, earth and physical sciences from the American Museum of Natural History. Seminars on Science courses connect classroom teachers with scientists engaged in current, real-world research. Each course is authored by leading scientists in their fields, and is then co-taught by an experienced researcher affiliated with AMNH.

Our newest course, Water: Environmental Science, delves into the complex relationship between water and the environment. The research of authoring scientist Dr. Eleanor Sterling, Director of AMNH뭩 Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, has focused on a range of habitat and conservation issues from the aye-aye (lemur) populations of Madagascar to sea turtle habitats of the equatorial Pacific. Co-author and Fulbright lecturer Dr. Nora Bynum currently focuses on the seasonality and phenology of tropical canopy trees. Together they have created a course that emphasizes the critical role of water on our planet, the impact of human consumption on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and the social, economic, and environmental implications of water management.

In addition to Water, all of our most popular courses are also available for the summer, including Earth: Inside and Out; The Ocean System; The Solar System; Genetics, Genomics, Genethics and Evolution.

Designed for K?2 educators, each six-week course is led by an experienced classroom teacher and a research scientist. In-depth readings and assignments paired with rich web-based discussions assure that educators come away from each class with a deeper understanding of both the science and the tools of scientific inquiry. Each participant receives a CD of course resources suitable for classroom use.

Please see the website for the full course listing. Free sample resources for each course뾦ncluding essays, videos and interactive simulations뾞re available online at learn.amnh.org.

Registration for Summer Session One closes May 26! Summer Session One runs June 8뻁uly 19. Summer Session Two runs July 6 ?August 16. Sign up now and receive a $50 early registration discount. For more information and to register, go to learn.amnh.org or call 800-649-6715.

NSTA express, April 22, 2009

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