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Sep 2017
Free

Supporting Students with Autism

Tue, Sep 26, 4:30 pm
Great Lakes Aquarium 353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

The Great Lakes Aquarium offers free professional development workshops to educators. This Science Institute for Educators session focuses on autism spectrum disorder By learning more about the neurodiversity of individuals with autism, educators can take proactive steps toward support, acceptance and inclusion. The Autism Society of Minnesota give a presentation on Autism 101 and Best Practices. Then participants will head out onto the Aquarium’s exhibit floor to focus on applying positive behavior support in a field-trip setting. A light dinner…

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$40

Natural Cleaning Products Class

Thu, Sep 28, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Duluth MakerSpace 3001 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55807 United States

A class for those interested in reducing the synthetic chemicals in their cleaning products. Attendees can make an all-purpose spray-cleaner and quick-clean wipes.

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Free

The Theory of Everything Lecture Series

Fri, Sep 29, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until Dec 29, 2017

UMD Life Sciences Building 1110 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812 United States

Are there limits to what fundamental physics can describe? Driven by curiosity, scientist are revealing the mysteries of nature based on reason, logic and experiments. The Theory of Everything public lecture series, organized by members of the Theoretical Physics and Cosmology group at UMD, brings cutting edge insights in contemporary theoretical physics to a broad audience. The senior scientists will challenge world-view as they introduce quantum mechanics and parallel universes, quantum computation and quantum field theories, general relativity and black…

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Free

String Theory and Quantum Gravity

Fri, Sep 29, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
UMD Life Sciences Building 1110 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812 United States

In this talk, a lecturer will discuss the main achievements and challenges of string theory and its competitors, such as loop quantum gravity and entropic gravity. Life Science Building 185 at UMD.

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Free

Lake Superior Estuarium Opening

Sat, Sep 30, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve 14 Marine Drive
Superior, WI 54880 United States

A new public exhibit hall operated by the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Estuarium invites locals and tourists alike to learn about the St. Louis River Estuary and Lake Superior. Visitors will be able to explore the region’s natural and human history through interactive interpretive exhibits, short movies and games. Coinciding with National Estuaries Day, the grand opening is free and open to the public, who are invited to explore the exhibits and learn more about Superior’s coastal…

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Oct 2017
Free

Online Town Hall: Solving North Shore Water-Quality Challenges

Mon, Oct 2, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Follow facebook.com/mnseagrant to join three of the University of Minnesota Duluth’s top water researchers for a conversation about water-quality goals for Minnesota’s North Shore, Lake Superior, the St. Louis River and the Duluth-Superior Harbor. In this Facebook Live event, John A. Downing, director of Minnesota Sea Grant; Lucinda Johnson, associate director of the Natural Resources Research Institute; and Robert (Bob) Sterner, director of the Large Lakes Observatory, are looking forward to lively exchanges with each other and with online participants.…

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Habitattitude Surrender

Sat, Oct 7, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Animal Allies Humane Society 4006 Airport Road
Duluth, MN 55811 United States

People can bring unwanted fish, reptiles and aquatic plants to this event. Hosted by Animal Allies and supported by Minnesota Sea Grant and World of Fish, the event is part of the national Habitattitude public-awareness campaign to help aquarium and water garden owners prevent the release of aquatic fish and plants into the environment.

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Free

Citizen Science

Wed, Oct 11, 4:30 pm
Great Lakes Aquarium 353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

The Great Lakes Aquarium offers free professional development workshops to educators. This Science Institute for Educators session showcases two new SciGirls citizen science classroom lesson kits focused on authentic research projects and citizen science activities involving clouds, birding and phenology. These kits will be available for free checkout from Great Lakes Aquarium’s Teacher Resource Center. A light dinner will be served at 4:15 p.m. Continuing education units: 2.5 All participants in this workshop are eligible to apply for a free…

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Nov 2017
Free

Animal Behavior Science

Wed, Nov 8, 4:30 pm
Great Lakes Aquarium 353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

The Great Lakes Aquarium offers free professional development workshops to educators. This Science Institute for Educators session features Dr. Pamela Freeman, a behavioral ecologist at the College of St. Scholastica, and Carol Dillenburg an aquarist and fish health specialist at Great Lakes Aquarium. They will discuss the science behind behavior studies, demonstrate an ethogram, develop testable study questions and practice observation of live animals. A light dinner will be served at 4:15 p.m. Continuing education units: 2.5 All participants in…

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Dec 2017
Free

Nature Journaling: Capturing the Story of our Place

Tue, Dec 5, 4:30 pm
Great Lakes Aquarium 353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

The Great Lakes Aquarium offers free professional development workshops to educators. This Science Institute for Educators session will introduce tools to engage students in the world of nature journaling and in authentic learning through observation. Participants will practice journaling in the field and on the aquarium’s exhibit floor. These experiences will focus on developing field trip experiences for students. Additional mentoring will be available from Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center staff to participants in this workshop. Guest presenter Joe Walewski,…

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Jan 2018
Free

Nature Journaling: Capturing the Story of our Place Level 2

Jan 13, 2018, 9:00 am
Great Lakes Aquarium 353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

The Great Lakes Aquarium offers free professional development workshops to educators. This Science Institute for Educators session is a follow-up workshop delving deeper into more uses for nature journaling and more ways to engage students in authentic learning. Additional mentoring will be available from Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center staff to participants in this workshop. Guest presenter Joe Walewski, director of naturalist training at Wolf Ridge, is the author of Lichens of the North Woods and Ferns of the North…

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Free

Engineering for Animals: Exhibit Design

Jan 23, 2018, 4:30 pm
Great Lakes Aquarium 353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

The Great Lakes Aquarium offers free professional development workshops to educators. This Science Institute for Educators session features guest speakers Jay Walker, operations director at Great Lakes Aquarium, and Emma Pardini, exhibit designer at Great Lakes Aquarium. They will discuss how they invite visitors to engage with a space, design exhibit elements to tell meaningful stories and what it takes to provide animals with healthy and enriched lives. A light dinner will be served at 4:15 p.m. Continuing education units:…

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Feb 2018
Free

SciGirls Educator Training

Feb 3, 2018, 9:00 am
Great Lakes Aquarium 353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

The Great Lakes Aquarium offers free professional development workshops to educators. This Science Institute for Educators session focuses on SciGirls, an Emmy award-winning PBS KIDS television series and website dedicated to changing the way millions of girls think about science, technology, engineering and math. Local educators are invited to participate in this training and learn strategies for engaging girls in STEM while building deep sea divers that neither float nor sink, lighting up a room with dough creatures and more.…

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Free

Bringing the Classroom into the Field: Incorporating Teaching Kits at the Aquarium and Beyond

Feb 15, 2018, 4:30 pm
Great Lakes Aquarium 353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

The Great Lakes Aquarium offers free professional development workshops to educators. This Science Institute for Educators workshop will demonstrate tips and tricks to help students slow down and fully engage with learning opportunities at the aquarium. Great Lakes Aquarium educators will model how to incorporate the extensive library of standards-based, Lake Superior-related teaching kits into a field trip and meet educators who have successfully used kits in the past. The workshop will also explore Lake Superior’s geology, local fish families,…

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Mar 2018
Free

NOAA: Deep Sea Discoveries – Why Do We Explore? and How Do We Explore?

Mar 17, 2018, 8:00 am
Great Lakes Aquarium 353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States

The Great Lakes Aquarium offers free professional development workshops to educators. This Science Institute for Educators session focuses on the importance of ocean exploration and modern technologies used to explore the deep ocean. The workshop introduces standards-based, hands on activities and online resources to guide classroom teaching and learning around ocean science literacy. Ocean health, unique underwater habitats, underwater mapping and remotely operated vehicles are just a few of the topics to be addressed. Lessons are designed for grades 6-12,…

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