Teachers sought for ecosystem adventure

JERSEY CITY — Honeywell and New Jersey Audubon today announced that scholarships are available for Honeywell Institute for Ecosystems Education (HIEE), a 4-day summer institute that combines classroom instruction with diverse outdoor experiences throughout Jersey City. HIEE will be held from August 24–27.
HIEE will use the Eco-Schools USA framework to empower Jersey City teachers for grades 6 –12 to inspire students to identify and address local environmental issues; create more sustainable communities; and become scientists, inventors, or engineers. The goal is to provide teachers with inquiry-based techniques to encourage integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) into the classroom and to create more sustainable communities. The program utilizes local resources, technology, and other avenues to participate in a modeling-approach to education.
Sixteen Jersey City 6–12 grade teachers will receive a full scholarship to HIEE, a $500 mini-grant to be used during the 2015-2016 school year, a Jersey City Board of Education-approved weekly stipend, and 24 professional development credits, upon successful completion of the four-day program. Jersey City teachers are encouraged to apply for this free and exciting program online atwww.njaudubon.org/SectionEducation/HIEE2015.aspx no later than June 12.

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