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Additional Teacher Opportunities

Science on Tap 

A casual monthly forum where people come to learn about and discuss recent discoveries in science and technology while having fun.  An expert gives an informal talk for 20 - 30 minutes, followed by Q & A and discussion.  You're invited!  Check the schedule for a detailed speaker/topic schedule and join us at our next meeting.  Science on Tap is free and open to all ages,  Now meeting in both Clemson and Greenville.  www.clemson.edu/culsoc 

Bring your students to the CU Life Sciences Outreach Center for a laboratory field trip!

The mission of Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center (CULSOC) is to inspire and empower the scientist within each of us. To this end, we:
- Make science relevant and fun through hands-on labs, camps and activities for learners of all ages
- Engage the public through lectures and discussions of scientific issues
- Support classroom teachers through course offerings and lesson ideas

Our programs include:
- Interactive lab experiences in modern genetics and biotechnology for school and community groups
- Summer science camps for grades 5-12
- Graduate courses for teachers
- Science on Tap, a monthly science café
- Science Saturdays, activities for the whole family

For detailed information on all our programs see www.clemson.edu/culsoc.

A Clemson University science graduate course available to teachers at schools in Duke Energy service areas!* (now full - maintaining waiting list)

Apply by March 31, 2017
BIOL 7330: Natural History and Ecology of Bad Creek Hydroelectric Station and Jocassee Gorges
Credits: 3 hours
Dates: Online June 19-23 and on-site June 26-30, 2017
Costs: Personal daily transportation costs to course site, Clemson University graduate school application fee if not already enrolled (around $70), parking permit if boarding (around $10) .  A grant from the Duke Energy Foundation will subsidize costs for teachers from Duke Energy service areas to take this course, including: lodging at Clemson University, lunch on site each day, materials and tuition. A deposit of $75 will hold your spot and will be refunded at the conclusion of the course.
Location: Bad Creek Hydro Station, Salem, SC
Instructors: Dr. John Hains, Department of Biological Sciences; Skip Still, School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences at Clemson University; Mr. Allan Boggs, Duke Energy engineer; Patricia Whitener, Clemson Extension, and local experts.
 
Learn how to integrate STEM, energy and environment topics within the context of a upstate hydroelectric facility and the surrounding watershed. You will learn the basics of how power is produced using a hydroelectric facility and how the local aquatic ecosystems impact and are impacted by power generation. Classes will be held at the Bad Creek Hydroelectric Facility Outdoor Classroom, near Lake Jocassee. You will visit the dam¹s underground facilities and the World of Energy to learn about hydroelectric power generation and the WAIT (Wildlife and Industry Together) Program. Watershed management and dynamics will be covered at regional and local scales. Using Bad Creek as the example, you will observe how basic principles and general practices of wildlife and land management ecology were used during construction to minimize and sometimes enhance species populations and diversity. Ecological principles will be demonstrated in the trails surrounding the Bad Creek site, near Lake Jocassee and the Jocassee Gorges. You will observe and participate in ongoing research on the aquatic and forest sites. You will explore the many partnerships that have been forged among private, government and non-profit conservation groups, and will learn how to develop such partnerships to advance environmental education in your local school communities.
 
Activities will require physical mobility and occasional exertion as the participants explore lakes, streams, forests, and wildlife. You will be expected to take part in all fieldwork and to produce a final project in which you create lesson plans using the new ideas and skills acquired during the course. You will be required to participate in a follow-up survey when you return to the classroom.
 
Application Procedures
Teachers at schools in Duke Energy service areas should submit a formal letter of application that includes:
• purpose for taking the course;
• A brief description of educational background and current teaching levels/subjects;
• Home and school contact info (MUST include email)
Email or mail to:
Ginger Foulk, Biological Sciences – Clemson University, 132 Long Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0314
864/656-4224, foulk@clemson.edu 
 
Online enrollment is not available.  Do not send the deposit until it is requested.  The application deadline is March 31.  Early applicants will receive priority for acceptance and applications will be accepted until the course is full.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance beginning April 7.
 
*Duke Energy Service areas include these SC Counties: Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown, Greenville, Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Richland, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union, Williamsburg, York

BIOL Online - Non-thesis Master's - Clemson University

The Clemson University Department of Biological Sciences is proud to offer an online, non-thesis Master of Biological Sciences designed specifically for K-12 teachers and other science educators interested in biological sciences. This program is fully in a distance-learning format and lectures are available 24/7.