The first WOW teacher training workshop was held
in Wilmington, North Carolina on Oct 9th and 10th. Twelve teachers
from the southeastern United States attended, representing 10 community
colleges and one high school. Curriculum materials focused on real-time
data from remote sensors in stream and lake systems from across
the country, with a special focus on the Cape Fear River system.
Participants reviewed sample curriculum materials, tried out some
inquiry-based computer labs, and generated their own Powerpoint
presentations based on example data. WOW Curriculum Development
Team members Rich Huber of University of NC, Wilmington and George
Kipphut of Murray State University (KY) conducted a “wet lab”
using local water samples and standard water sampling kits, and
Rich Huber demonstrated some of the Cape Fear GIS databases.
This first “WOW Class of ‘03” will be reviewing
curriculum modules over the next several months – we are really
looking forward to continued work with them and appreciate their
great southern hospitality!
(not to mention the seafood…)
Here's the WOW PowerPoint template and
the news from the New York workshop held in November 2003.
The next workshop is scheduled for November 14 & 15 at the
University of New York at Ulster
Stone Ridge, New York. To find out more download the brochure
(3.6 M PDF file) or click here for a text
only version. To join us please submit your registration using this