Agenda for Teacher Summer Institute 2011: Ecosystems of Latin America

*Parking costs and admission to LUBEE and FLMNH exhibits are covered by the institute*

Pre-online activities
See "Readings" page in the sidebar to your left.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
9:00-9:30 Welcome/Introductions, Institute expectations, Mary Risner, Center for Latin American Studies

9:30-11:00 Introduction to Latin American Ecosystems, Emilio Bruna, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation/Center for Latin American Studies

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15- 12:15 Butterfly Garden Guided Tour (Patricia Sampaio and Emilio Bruna)

12:15-1:15 Lunch (on your own)

1:15 - 2:00 Integrating a Rainforest Unit into the Curriculum of a Gifted Magnet Academy Program, Sandra Davis, Williams Elementary´╗┐

2:00 - 2:15 What is a "wiki" and How do I use one? Mary Risner´╗┐

2:15-3:30 Break out groups

3:45-4:00 Wrap-up

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

9:00-10:00 The Changing Climate and the need for Climate literacy, Christine Archer Engels

10:00-11:00 A Story of Traditional Hunters: Jaguars and Oil Exploitation in Ecuador's Amazon, Santiago Espinosa

11:00-12:00 Breakout groups
12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own

1:00-4:00 LUBEE Foundation Visit (off site)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

9:00-10:30 People and Ecosystems, Rosana Resende
10:30-11:45 Dogout Canoe Exhibit (Patricia Sampaio and Rosana Resende)
11:45-1:00 Lunch (lunch on your own)

1:00-2:00 Break out groups

2:00-3:30 Teacher "draft" project/lesson plan presentations

3:30- 4:00 Wrap-Up

Post-online activities:
See "Projects" page on the sidebar to your left.