A unique teacher professional development experience for middle and high school teachers.

Coming Summer 2019!

Teachers will have the opportunity to participate and collaborate with leading researchers in the area of pollinator and plant-pollinator landscape research, CSATS science educators, and educators from across Pennsylvania. You will spend a week at Penn State learning about ongoing cutting-edge plant-pollinator research at the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research (CPR) and various research  techniques used in this interdisciplinary field.  With support from the APPL-RED team, you will develop a research project to implement with your students in the academic year. The classroom research project will incorporate learnings from the workshop, data collected by Dr. Christina Grozinger and others at the CPR as well as plant-pollinator interaction data collected by Master Gardeners of Pennsylvania. Preference will be given for collaborative teams of teachers from the same school or district.

Travel Expenses:

  • Continental breakfast and lunches are provided at the workshop for all participating teachers.
  • Room and board, including travel and meal expenses, are provided to participating teachers attending from a distance. Single rooms are located in the Eastview Terrace complex at Penn State, located close to downtown and near the center of campus.

Classroom Materials & Stipend:

  • All participants will receive equipment and materials needed to carry out classroom research projects
  • Teachers can also apply to receive a stipend and additional classroom support by APPL-RED staff for implementing, revising, and reporting on the classroom research project during the academic year.

Act 48 Credits:

  • Can be provided and available upon request


Kathleen Hill, PhD

Assistant Professor of Science Education

Email: | Phone: 814-863-2275

Amber Cesare, M. Ed.

STEM Outreach Specialist

Email: | Phone: 814-867-1323

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