Conservation Educator Academy

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Readings

Read these files to help you learn about teaching science as inquiry

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Elements of Inquiry - NRC, 2000

Inquiring Scientists Want to Know - Colburn, 2004


Simplifying Inquiry Instruction - Bell et al, 2005

Planning Instruction for the NGSS (Krajcik et al, 2014)


The 5E Model of Instruction - BSCS, 2005

Assessment Strategies for Inquiry-Centered Science - Heln and Price, 1994

Assessment and the 5E Model - Abell & Volkmann, 2006


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Presentations

Download these presentations from Dr. Tom and from our guest speakers


CEA Overview


Defining Inquiry


Little River Wetland Project


Observation Task


Indy Wildlife Watch - Butler's camera trap monitoring project.


Assessments and Activities - slides to help plan lessons


Indiana Wildlife Federation - slides from Aaron Stump's presentation


Observation Discussion - slides from the final day


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Templates

Download these templates to help you plan your inquiry lesson.

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Lesson Plan Template


"My Inquiry Journal"


Observation Data Table Templates



Links

Click the links to visit sites that will support your learning and lesson planning

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2018 Google Drive - for sharing files


Ohio Bee Identification Guide - PDF to help you identify bees!


Bug Guide - Native Bees of North America - a useful guide to bee families


USDA Guide to Bees - PDF format


Great Pollinator Project - Bee types


Little River Wetland Project at Eagle Marsh, Fort Wayne, IN


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Bug Suckers and other related tools!


Nature Bound Bug Vacuum (Target)


Backyard Safari Bug Vacuum (The tool of choice at Oakland University) 


Wild Adventure Lazer Bug Sucker (Dr. McConnell's favorite model!)


One last "Bug Sucker" - Oh, wait! This is completely different!

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CEA 2017 Google Drive


Indiana Academic Standards - Science and Computer Science (2016)


Next Generation Science Standards (2013)


The Ara Project - parrots and macaws


Cerulean Warbler Research Lab (Dr. Islam)


Conservation Tales books


The Great Backyard Bird Count


eBird - international bird database


Merlin Bird ID app


The LoCATor tracking device

Guests' Presentations

These files are copies of presentations from
guest speakers at the CEA


Cerulean Warbler Research Lab - see the Google Drive link above