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Hamline University offers FREE Summer Rivers Workshops for Educators!

posted on 3:00 PM, January 25, 2013

2013 Hamline Rivers Institutes
FREE Institute for Educators

Our natural affinity to water makes rivers and watersheds a useful and familiar context for teaching and learning. Join us this summer, as Hamline University’s Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) presents its acclaimed Rivers Institute, a three day field-based professional development opportunity that inspires, educates, and prepares 3rd-8th grade teachers to engage students in STEM disciplines through hands-on, inquiry-based investigations at local watersheds. Two institutes will be held this summer—one on the St. Croix River June 24-26, 2013, and one on the Mississippi River July 29-31, 2013.
         The Rivers Institutes are designed to increase teachers' science content knowledge and investigation skills, and help area educators translate their professional experiences into meaningful, engaging classroom investigations.
         All institutes include, at no cost to teachers, three full days of experiential instruction and lunches, the Waters to the Sea multimedia tool, CEUs, a $100 mini grant, and the option to purchase two graduate credits at a reduced rate. Full scholarships for teachers admitted to the program are provided, in part, through contributions from the 3M Foundation, Andersen Corporate Foundation, Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation, and Xcel Energy Foundation.
         The focus for the institutes is on elementary and middle school classroom teachers, as well as science specialists and teams of teachers. All educators are welcome to apply. For more information and to apply online, please visit With questions, call Sara Robertson at 651-523-2895 or email