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MnCOSE 2013

Saturday Workshops


Field Trips



Darci Harland • NSTA Featured Author
Saturday Workshop Presenter

Adding “TEM” to STEM     Dr. Darci J. Harland is the author of the NSTA Press book, “STEM Student Research Handbook,” as well as the virtual space As the daughter of a professor and physician, she was raised with an appreciation for learning by discovery. Her past educational experiences include teaching high school and middle school science and English. She will discuss organizing students using lab notebooks and tips on how to redesign existing activities into higher-level inquiry labs. Come spend some time playing and constructing as we find ways to tinker labs we already use, to better incorporate inquiry technology, engineering and math into our K-8 science curriculum.


Mike Lynch’s Astronomy/Stargazing
Saturday Workshop

Learn how to help students make the stars their old friends and how to enjoy the night sky any time of the night and any night of the year, even in areas of heavy light pollution. Along with the basics of astronomy and night sky watching Mike will go over the major constellations seen from Minnesota and Wisconsin and some of the mythical, magical, and fun stories about them and how they got up in the celestial dome. There’s also useful information about various kinds of telescopes and binoculars about how to use them wisely and efficiently along with purchasing the one that's right for you. Everyone who attends will get a free packet of star maps, constellation diagrams, and much more. He'll also talk about some extra special happenings go on in our celestial theater the rest 2013. Maps and handout packages will also be provided. Mike's Lynch Book "Minnesota Starwatch" and his "Glow in the Dark Star Shirts" will also be available for optional purchase at a discount.


Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center

Visit BLELC's website to learn about their facility and programs!

Great Lakes Aquarium

Visit GLA's website to learn about their facility and programs!