Senior Educator Receives Grant for Professional Development Workshop
April 26, 2013
Jennifer “Murt” Conover was awarded a professional development grant from the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission to conduct an Ocean Science Workshop for teachers of grades 4-10. The In-Depth workshop will be held in-residence at the LUMCON Marine Center, and workshop dates will be announced soon.
Ms. Conover will enhance the teachers’ knowledge of oceans along with ocean mapping and exploration. The teachers will build a table top model of the ocean floor with correct bathymetry. They will also build ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) for use with their students at school. The ROVs were built by many local students attending the LUMCON Open House (see Open House article) and were a huge hit for the children as well as the “child” in each parent.