Green Teacher webinar: "Using Insects to Motivate Students" with John Guyton
Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
Children like bugs, so it is unfortunate and inaccurate when they learn that insects are harmful. In this webinar, John will describe the techniques and materials used in a 4 day Bug Camp to build and sustain student interest in entomology or science. He will briefly discuss collecting, pinning, classifying and showing off collections. Techniques covered will include micro-lessons or entomological moments, managing the hidden curriculum or using free time for instructional goals and peer teaching. Finally, he will cover the requisite skills, knowledge base and teaching resources. Most of the campers at John's Bug Camp become a source of authority on insects in their families, schools and communities.
Suitability: All formal and non-formal youth educators.
John Guyton is a science educator turned entomologist and the director of the world’s oldest bug camp. Dr. Guyton has led over a hundred workshops on different topics and made over 130 presentations at international, national and local conferences. He routinely does workshops on Arthropods, Meteorology, Elusive Plant Secrets and Fun with Rocks and Minerals, and has received teaching awards from Project Learning Tree and the American Horticulture Society. He consults on nature trail design and has produced a wealth of curriculum materials.
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