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Lake Erie Field Station
The Lake Erie Field Station at Kelleys Island is again operating through the Kelleys Island School during the 2013 early summer. Just as in 2012, all appropriately aged students, mainland and Island alike, are welcome to participate, Age discriminations are noted below. The cost for each week long course is $750.00 including accommodations, food, activities, and on-island transportation. And just as in 2012, all courses are free to the children of Kelleys Island taxpayers/property owners’ immediate families. And, again, like 2012, all courses are structured as STEM “bridge” programs and credits are transferable per Ohio’s Flex Credit Policy. For more information, including Registration Forms for island and non-island students, access the following link: http://pastfoundation.org/programs/bridge-programs/entomology/, and look for program titles to left of the linked page.
Entomology: June 3 to 8; appropriate for Grades 9-12.
Limnology and Oceanography of Lake Erie: June 10 to 15; appropriate for Grades 9-12
Forensics in the Classroom: June 17-June22; appropriate for Grades 7-10.
9:00-12:00 Field Work or Forensic explorations
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-3:30 Insect ID or Lab Work or Crime scene investigations
7:30-10:00 Evening Program
10:30 Lights Out
4:00-5:00 Break/ Swimming
Entomology Description: explores the interdependent nature of humans and the insect species around them. Through outdoor exploration students will use living evidence to map and define entomological species that inhabit and sustain the ecosystems of Kelleys Island. The summer STEM bridge program participants will establish a baseline study of the island’s ecosystem through comparative and contrasting field study, hands-on experience, and inquiry. The program will provide students with the technology to understand the local ecosystem. The students will complete the week with a public presentation of learning, guiding visitors through their research with hands-on experiences.
Limnology and Oceanography of Lake Erie. Students will study the biological, geological, physical and chemical attributes of Lake Erie and its area islands. Students will examine the ecological and environmental impacts from and on Erie, the shallowest of the Great Lakes. Throughout the week students will be exposed to various forms of data collection and analysis. The week concludes with student presentations of data and experiences from the week.
Forensic Science in the Classroom: Teens who love “CSI”, “Bones”, “White Collar” or “Law and Order”, will love Forensics in the Classroom (FITC). Forensics in the Classroom capitalizes on students’ natural desire to solve mysteries. Students assume the role of a Forensic Scientist spending the week investigating a fake crime scene, and in the process, learn about crime TV show staples such as blood splatter, finger printing, trace evidence and DNA. Partnering with the Forensic division of the OSU Department of Anthropology, students take advantage of the expertise of Forensic Scientists, police, and other specialists to deepen the students’ understanding of specific forensic techniques and the reasons for using them.
Dr. Pete Legere, President; Kim McNeal, Vice-President; Charles Burns, Board Member; Kim Watkins, Board Member; Fred Walcott, Board Member
528 Division Street Kelleys Island, OH 43438 (419) 746-2730