The Mojave Environmental Education Consortium is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for (10) Grade K-12 teachers to receive a full scholarship to attend a two-day “place-based” outdoor workshop, Saturday, November 6, 2010 & Sunday November 7, 2010. This workshop is funded by the a grant from the Boeing Company.
Teachers will stay in a private residence at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, and will work directly in the field with wildlife biologist/photographer David Lamfrom. The workshop will demonstrate to teachers how to utilize concepts like exposition and sense of place to deepen and make richer the content of any lesson. Teachers will be instructed on, and discuss the benefits of, using digital photography, pen and ink drawing, 3-D modeling, sculpture, and other media to help students comprehend concepts and retain information by making it more personal and relevant. The workshop will take place in both Joshua Tree National Park and the Morongo Preserve over the two days. All meals, tuition, and lodging are covered, as well as a $25.00 transportation stipend. The Joshua Tree Desert Studies Workshop Scholarship announcement will go out to all teachers via email the end of September, so be sure to look for the email announcement. This is a competitive scholarship application.