West Coast APPLES is a professional development opportunity offered to California middle and high school teachers.

June 26-29, 2017

Application Due:  April 1, 2017

California teachers will have the opportunity to engage and collaborate with leading polar research scientists and science educators. You will spend 4 days at the University of California, Davis learning about the study of phenology – the seasonal dynamics of plants and animals ‐ in the Arctic to understand ecological impacts of climate change. Focusing on the 3‐dimensions of NGSS, you will engage in inquiry‐based activities that replicate approaches used by scientists in investigating key environmental processes linked to species survival. With support from the APPLES team, you will develop a research project to implement with your students in the 2017‐2018 academic year. The classroom research project will incorporate concepts from the workshop, Arctic data collected by Dr. Eric Post and students, and methodology and equipment (experimental warming chamber, plant phenology camera ) used by researchers.

Teacher Benefits:

  • This workshop is free and limited to 15 participants.

  • Room and board, including travel and meals, are provided to all participants.

  • Equipment needed to carry out classroom research projects (experimental warming chamber, plant phenology camera).

  • Activities emphasize 3‐dimensional learning of Next Generation Science Standards


Kathleen Hill, PhD

Associate Director
Assistant Professor of Science Education

Email: | Phone: 814-863-2275

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Arctic Plant Phenology Learning through Engaged Science - APPLES on the West Coast

California middle and high school teachers

4 Days

June 26, 2017 (all day) - June 29, 2017 (all day)

University of California, Davis

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