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16th Annual Environmental Health Sciences Summer Institute for K-12 Educators

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Summary

The K-12 Summer Institute offers an extensive variety of professional development workshops focused on the connections between health and the environment. Participants will learn how to help students use inquiry based learning to develop an enhanced understanding of science concepts, apply the scientific method and better understand how the environment affects our health.

There are new travel reimbursement policies this year, please see the Travel Grants section before accessing registration.

NOTE: The Early Bird registration period has passed. We have had overwhelming response and thank all for their interest. Please note that for Travel Grants Awarded on or after April 2, 2017, SI will only be able to fund 50% of the double occupancy award amount. Early Bird Registrants who where awarded prior to April 2, 2017 will be reimbursed at a maximum of $47.50 per night + 7% city tax ($50.83/night). Awards made after April 2, 2017 will be reimbursed at $23.75 per night + 7% city tax ($25.42/night). We appreciate your understanding as we stretch our limited travel funding to as many attendees as possible and look forward to seeing you at the Summer Institute.


The 16th Annual Environmental Health Sciences Summer Institute is sponsored by The Texas A&M Health Science Center and being held at the Inn of the Hills Hotel and Conference Center in Kerrville, TX. The K-12 Summer Institute offers an extensive variety of professional development workshops focused on the connections between health and the environment. Participants will learn how to help students use inquiry based learning to develop an enhanced understanding of science concepts, apply the scientific method and better understand how the environment affects our health.
Featured K-12 curricular materials are from a network of leading national institutions focusing on a variety of topics such as atmospheric research, cancer, genetics, cell biology, indoor and outdoor air pollution, lead poisoning, water quality and toxicology among others. Learn how to help students use scientific inquiry to develop an understanding of the mechanisms that affect the environment and our health.

Attendance is FREE with a refundable $65 deposit to hold your spot in the workshops. 

Summer Institute attendees will:

  • Receive free, award-winning integrated curricular materials.
  • Discuss environmental health issues that directly impact our lives.
  • Participate in hands-on learning activities.
  • Share ideas with scientists and professionals in the science field.
  • Discuss environmental health issues that directly impact our lives, participate in hands-on, classroom ready learning activities, share ideas with scientists and professionals in the science field and discover how curricular materials address and will help students excel at: STAAR and End of Course (EOC) Assessments.
Earn continuing professional education hours (Summer Institute is recognized and approved by the Texas Association of Gifted and Talented (TAGT) and the State Board of Education as CPE Providers!!). In other words, this is a great opportunity!!!
All workshops are facilitated by educators, scientists, and classroom teachers. Presenters hail from prestigious institutions such as Harvard, MIT, National Institute of Health (NIH), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) among others. We look forward to seeing you at the 16th Annual Summer Institute Conference! 
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided for the days attended
  • A limited number of travel grants are available pending approval, please read instructions carefully.(clicking opens a new window to the  K12SI website) 

Details

  • When

  • Monday, July 24, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017
    7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Where

  • Inn of the Hills Hotel and Conference Center
    1001 Junction Highway , TX 7802
    Kerrville, Texas 77802
    830-895-5000

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