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Science and Storytelling in the Badlands

  • 18 Jun 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 21 Jun 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • Wall, Badlands National Park
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Date: June 18-21.

Pre-class remote session date: TBD. We will meet for approximately two hours one time a week or two before our expedition to discuss expectations, certifications, phenomena and logistics.

Location: We will meet in Wall on June 18 and travel to Sage Creek Primitive Campground after the class. We will spend three nights/two days in the field, returning to Wall on June 21 for a wrap up session.

Fee: $50. Includes meals while in the field. Travel and accommodations prior to field session not included. A limited amount of camping gear available for a low fee rental. Pierre School District teachers, email Anne for the discount registration code.

Credit: 2 (fee extra)

Science meets storytelling in this cross curricular PD! Join us in this field based exploration of the Badlands with guest instructor ESRI consultant Kyle Treddinnick. You will spend one day in class in Wall and three days/three nights camping in the primitive area of the Badlands doing field studies.

Along the way you will

  • explore the watersheds, geology, flora, and fauna of Badlands National Park,
  • make an ARCGis Story Map of your explorations,
  • participate in citizen science, using iNaturalist,
  • gather phenomena and stories for your class,
  • practice GLOBE field skills (certification encouraged)
  • start on earning National Geographic Educator Certification. 
 Suitable for teachers in Grades 4-12. This class is a hybrid, requiring a remote meeting before the class and assignment for credit.

Sign up today!

Sponsored by SD Space Grant Consortium, SD 319 I&E Project, and the National Geographic Society.


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