Events

WORKSHOP

Cheap and Easy Hands-On Earth Science Investigations.
Cosponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.
24 April, 4–6 p.m.
Carrie Wright, University of Southern Indiana;
Debbie Vannatter, Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation.
Have you ever wondered how to capture student interest when teaching about glaciers, streams, rocks and minerals, and other concepts? Let us show you how! This workshop is intended for K–16 earth-science educators; several activities for elementary, middle school, and high school grade levels, as well as labs appropriate for college courses, will be demonstrated. Participants will have the opportunity to test the activities and get ideas for how to teach them; classroom materials will be provided. All activities are aligned with Indiana and national science education standards.
Cost: US$15; all workshop materials provided. Max.: 40.

SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Those wishing to schedule additional business meetings, breakfast meetings, luncheons, and so forth, should contact local committee chair Paul K. Doss, as soon as possible.


GUEST PROGRAMS

Although there is no formal guest program, the following local attractions and activities for guests are within walking distance of the conference venue on Evansville’s riverfront and the historic district. For more information, contact the local committee chair, Paul K. Doss.

The Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, http://www.emuseum.org.
The USS LST Ship Memorial, http://www.lstmemorial.org.
Reitz Home Museum, http://www.reitzhome.evansville.net.
Koch Family Children's Museum of Evansville, http://www.cmoekids.org.

Other activities elsewhere within Evansville include:
Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, http://www.wesselmannaturesociety.org.
Angel Mound State Historic Site, http://www.angelmounds.org.
Mesker Park Zoo, http://www.meskerparkzoo.com.
The Evansville African American Museum: 579 Lincoln Ave, 812-423-5188.

More complete information about attractions and activities in Evansville can be obtained from the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau at http://www.evansvillecvb.org.

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