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New Resources Added (August 2013 Workshop Resources)

Title: UMD- Natural Resources Research Institute Description: Marketable products from industrial waste materials… Restoring harvested peatlands to their nutrient-rich, soggy glory… Studying the effects of non-native earthworms on hardwood forests… These are just a few of the wide variety of … Continue reading

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Teacher Video Designs

Untitled from Karhan Karhan on Vimeo. Invation of the worms from Karhan Karhan on Vimeo. Arctic Permafrost from Karhan Karhan on Vimeo. AlbedoEffect from Karhan Karhan on Vimeo.

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Getting to the Core: Understanding Lakes through Sediment Coring

This curriculum was developed through a collaboration between members of the STEM Education Center and the Limnology Research Center LacCore Facility at the University of Minnesota. The lessons and activities are based on our experiences working with middle school, high … Continue reading

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New resources added

Title: Cool the Earth Description: Cool The Earth is a free, ready-to-run climate change assembly program that educates K-8 students and their families about climate change and inspires them to take simple actions to reduce their carbon emissions. The program … Continue reading

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2nd Follow-up Workshop: Will Steger Curriculum

CYCLES 2nd follow up workshop was facilitated in partnership with the Will Steger Foundation located in Minneapolis, MN. Ms. Kristen Poppleton, Director of Education presented the workshop to the CYCLES cohort through an environmental education perspective. The Will Steger institute emphasizes on … Continue reading

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First Follow Up: The Project WET Curriculum Training

The STEM Education Center at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources facilitated the Project Wet workshop for the CYCLES teachers. This workshop was the first of the five follow-ups after the annual summer workshop … Continue reading

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CYCLES 2nd summer workshop, August 2012

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks…..”        John Muir Summer 2012 was an outdoor experience for the CYCLES group. Teachers, researchers and facilitators spent a significant time amongst the various elements of … Continue reading

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Lake Core Analysis in LacCore Laboratory at the University of Minnesota

The first group of the CYCLES teachers for lake core analysis visited LacCore laboratory at the University of Minnesota at Feb 11th to analyze the Lake Itasca’s lake sediment cores. The second group of the teachers will visit to do … Continue reading

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February Workshop was held in Lake Itasca

The first 2012 CYCLES workshop was held at Lake Itasca, University of Minnesota’s Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories at Jan 21st. The workshop was for collecting the lake’s sediment core samples at five different locations. The lake core team from University … Continue reading

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USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Maps – a new resource is added

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Maps Description: The US Department of Agriculture recently updated their plant hardiness zone maps, which are “the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive in a certain location.” They … Continue reading

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