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

July 24-28, 2017

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 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 academic year.

Act 48 Credits:

  • Available through a collaboration with IU#10, Act 48 credit is available for $10.00.


Annmarie Ward, PhD

CSATS Director
Associate Professor of Science Education

Email: | Phone: 814-863-5240

Kathleen Hill, PhD

Associate Director
Assistant Professor of Science Education

Email: | Phone: 814-863-2275

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