DAUPHIN ISLAND SEA LAB EXPANDS ACCESS LONG-DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM FOR ALABAMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Oct 12, 2013
The Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) will be offering a Virtual Field Trip on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, called Amazing Animal Adaptations: Alabama. This will be one of more than half a dozen long-distance virtual field trips conducted by DISL’s Discovery Hall Programs between now and May as an expansion of their ACCESS program.
For the past several years, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab has been conducting ACCESS Long Distance Learning workshops for the ALSDE. These workshops have typically been held in February of every year. Now, the DISL will be expanding their workshops, holding one approximately every month on varied subjects between now and May, offering more opportunities than ever for students throughout the state to learn about the science and wonder of our coastal habitats.
In the October workshop, marine educators at the DISL will show a selection of live invertebrate and vertebrate animals, and students will learn how animals are adapted to the coastal environment in which they live. DISL will also describe some of the abiotic and biotic characteristics of the animals’ coastal habitats. Students from as far away as Madison and Cherokee counties and as close as Escambia county will be seeing and learning about Alabama’s amazing gulf coast.
The content of this 45-minute program is directly aligned with the 7th and 9th grade science/biology classes. However, other middle school students and high school marine biology, environmental science, and zoology classes may find the content relevant to their current studies. Pre and post-program assessments have been developed to share with teachers who want to fully integrate this educational offering into their lesson plans.
To learn more, or if you have questions, please contact Technology Initiatives about Virtual Field Trips at 334-242-9594 or the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Education Program office at 251-861-2141 x7515.