GCRTC Core Connection

Spring 2019

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16 SCIENCE In this multi-session course, learn what bees can teach us and our students about numerous biology and environmental science topics. Bees can provide the phenomenon to spark student interest in topics such as ecology, physiology, animal behavior, biochemistry, reproduction, and human impact on the environment. Want to take it a step further? Introduce an observation hive into your classroom. In this session, you will learn from two experienced teacher-beekeepers about bee biology, environmental issues, and how to get started with raising your own bees. Session 1: Ever wonder what's inside a beehive? Come and have a look! Learn about honey bee biology, the social structure of the hive, and the hive body. Discuss problems bees are facing today. Check out the intimate life of an observation hive and learn ways to introduce bees into your biology curriculum. Location: Averill Park HS Date/Time: 4/11, 4:30 - 6:30 pm Facilitator: Victoria Boulay, NYS Master Teacher Session 2: Learn about getting started in beekeeping, understanding how a healthy hive works, and monitoring/maintaining the hive. Participants will also experience a working observation hive, look at bees and mites under stereoscopes, and discuss ways to apply these concepts to your classroom. Location: Niskayuna HS Date/Time: 5/2, 4:30 - 6:30 pm Facilitator: Paul Scott, NYS Master Teacher Session 3: Work with teachers to continue the discussion and share resources related to the concepts learned. Additional resources will be provided to deepen your understanding and help make curriculum connections. Location: Online Date/Time: Asynchronous (2 hours) Facilitator: James St. Denis, GCRTC Teacher Leadership Coach for Science Cosponsored by The Master Teacher Program - Capital Region. Registration: https://bit.ly/2R2Ev0n BEE BIOLOGY, BEEKEEPING, AND PHENOMENON-BASED LEARNING Why Bees are Disappearing

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