College of the Atlantic announces summer courses for K-12 teachers

College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor is offering K-12 teachers one- and two-week field-based courses in multiple disciplines for graduate and continuing education credit. Attendees will learn on the shores and trails of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. Partial scholarships are available, and applications should be received by March 17, 2013.

Courses offered this summer include:

  • An Anthropologist on Mars: Fieldwork Research Strategies
  • Animal Behavior
  • Art Works for Science: Drawing in and out of the Classroom
  • Biomechanics
  • Climatology and Climate Change
  • Coastal Marine Ecology
  • Engaging Learners Through Citizen Science (CEU credits only)
  • Environmental Photography: Education Through the Lens
  • Exploring a Habitable Planet (This course focuses on deciphering evidence of the processes that shaped our planet, which are evident in the stunning diversity of today’s world.)
  • Field Botany
  • Field Ecology and Natural History
  • The Imaginative Classroom: Creating Depth Through the Arts
  • Introduction to Maritime Archaeology
  • Introduction to Whales Porpoises and Seals
  • Monitoring our Changing World (This course will help teachers and their students understand the impact of climate change. Low-cost techniques will be used to blend field-based monitoring projects with rich data sets available online.)
  • Operational Weather Forecasting

For complete course descriptions and schedules, faculty biographies, information on lodging and rates, as well as how to register and apply for limited scholarship assistance, visit College of the Atlantic’s website.

For more information, contact Jean Sylvia in College of the Atlantic’s summer programs office by phone at 800-597-9500 or by email at

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