Weekend Data Retreat: How’s The Hudson River Doing?

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 6:00pm to Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 11:30am

Discover answers to how the Hudson is doing through a weekend of in-depth learning experiences hosted by the Cary Institute.

During this weekend retreat, hear from Cary Institute and NYS DEC scientists about their research in the Hudson River watershed, build confidence in your data graphing, interpretation, and analysis skills and learn tips and tricks for introducing real (sometimes messy!) data to students.

In small groups, you will explore Hudson River data, interpret trends, make comparisons, and share results in a collegial setting. Participants will leave with a better understanding of 'how the river's doing' and classroom resources for addressing this question with students using Hudson River data.

Participants will also learn how their students can enter this year's Hudson Data Jam competition--a challenge for students to use their creativity and artistic talents to tell a data-based story about the Hudson River. Cash incentives are available for teachers participating in the Data Jam and for the student winners.

This workshop is free and open to high school and middle school math, science, and art educators. Space is limited.

Snow Date: March 14th- 16th

Professional Development: 12 hours of professional development and a $200 stipend will be awarded to participants who complete the 3-day retreat.

Note: If you prefer to receive your professional development credits through MidHudson Teacher Center, you must register for the retreat on the Cary site and register for the PD credits through My Learning Plan.

Registration Deadline: Monday, March 3
Since space is limited, we will accept teachers on a first come, first served basis.

Logistics: Participants should bring their own laptops with wireless capability. We have a limited number available for participant use; please contact us at caryeducation@caryinstitute.org by Feb. 25 to reserve one.

Housing: Cary Institute housing is available upon request. Space is limited. We offer rustic accommodations within a short walk or drive to our Plant Science Building. The rooms have linens (sheets, towels, blankets) and there is a small kitchen equipped with cooking utensils, fridge, microwave, stove, etc. The buildings have wireless access. We are located in a rural area, but the Village of Millbrook is a 7-minute drive away and has a small grocery store that is open daily (except Sundays) until 6pm. Poughkeepsie is about 25 minutes away by car, and has many larger grocery stores.

Food: The following meals will be provided for you at no cost:

  • Friday – Dinner
  • Saturday – Breakfast, Lunch (*Note – dinner not included)
  • Sunday – Breakfast

We have a full kitchen and you are welcome to use our utensils, cups, microwave, fridge, etc.

More information: Kali Bird, (210) 724-9611 or caryeducation@caryinstitute.org

Location

Cary Institute Plant Science Building (Main Campus)
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, NY

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies | Millbrook, New York 12545 | Tel (845) 677-5343

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