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Previous Workshops for High School Teachers


"Plants and Biology, Art in the Landscape, and Soils in Our Environment"
Workshop for High School Teachers (No Charge; 6 Clock Hours with DE Teacher Center)
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
University of Delaware Newark Campus

 


"Plants and Biology, Soils and Our Environment"
Workshop for High School Teachers (No Charge; 6 Clock Hours with DE Teacher Center)
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
University of Delaware Newark Campus

 


"Plants and Biology, Soils and Our Environment"
Workshop for High School Teachers (No Charge; 6 Clock Hours with DE Teacher Center)
Monday, July 18, 2005
University of Delaware Newark Campus

This workshop was attended by nine educators, who ranged from having 0 to 31 years of experience. Attendees received a plant pathology activity guide, as well as handouts of the lectures and soils posters for use in the classroom.

Workshop Agenda

Time                                                 Activity and Location 

8:00 -8:30 a.m.                Continental Breakfast - 233 Townsend HALL

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.               Welcome, Dr. Tom Sims, Director-ISEQ - 132 Townsend Hall

8:45 - 10:15 a.m.             Soil: From Rocks to Ribbons
                                     Dr. David Hansen, Assistant Professor-Soil and Environmental Chemistry
                                     132 Townsend Hall     

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.           Break

10:30 - 12:00 p.m.           Controlling Backyard Invaders
                                      Dr. Susan Barton, Extension Specialist-Horticulture
                                      132 Townsend Hall 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.             Lunch - 233 Townsend HALL   
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.              The Plant Cell: The Ultimate "Transformer"
                                     Dr. Sherry Kitto, Professor-Horticulture
                                     205 WORRILOW  Hall
2:30 - 2:45 p.m.              Break
2:45 - 4:15 p.m.              Plants Get Sick, Too
                                     Dr. Tom Evans, Associate Professor-Plant Pathology
                                     Nancy Gregory, Plant Disease Diagnostician
205 WORRILOW Hall
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.             Workshop Evaluation - 205 WORRILOW Hall

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"From the Ground Up: Soils and Our Environment"
Workshop for High School Teachers (No Charge; 6 Clock Hours with DE Teacher Center)
Wednesday, July 21, 2004
University of Delaware Newark Campus

This workshop was well received by the six educators that attended in its inaugural year. Attendees received 10 pre-paid soil test bags, a soils activity book, and handouts of the lectures for use in the classroom.

Workshop Agenda

Time                                                 Activity and Location                                                             

8:00 -8:30 a.m.               Continental Breakfast - TOWNSEND COMMONS

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.              Welcome, Dr. Tom Sims, Director, ISEQ - 132 Townsend Hall

8:45 - 10:15 a.m.            Soil Testing for Healthy Plants and a Clean Environment
Dr. Tom Sims, Professor of Soil and Environmental Chemistry
Karen Gartley, Director of the University of Delaware Soil Testing Program

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.          Break

10:30 - 12:00 p.m.          Soil and Environmental Chemistry: Remediating Contaminated Soils
                                    
Dr. Don Sparks, Professor of Soil and Environmental Chemistry
                                    David McNear and Markus Grafe, Graduate Research Assistants
                                    Mike Borda, Postdoctoral Research Associate
                                    132 Townsend Hall

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.            Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.              Soil Physics: Basic Principles, Water Quality, and Human Health
                                     Dr. Yan Jin, Associate Professor of Soil Physics
                                     132 Townsend Hall
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.              Break and re-locate to DELAWARE BIOTECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.              Microbiology of Natural, Managed, and Contaminated Soils
                                     Dr. Jeff Fuhrmann, Professor of Soil Microbiology
                                     Kurt Williamson, Graduate Research Assistant
4:30 p.m.                       Workshop evaluation
                                    DELAWARE BIOTECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE

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