WI Day of Discovery

Denis_sullivan Day of Discovery Scheduled for Saturday, June 9th

Promoting Environmental Education Through the Development of Visual Literacy Skills

Come explore the concept of visual literacy and see how it can be used with scientific investigation.  The day will be spent learning how to use digital photography on the tall ship S/V Denis Sullivan and exploring the new tool Discovery Education Science Connection (DESC). The S/V Denis Sullivan looks like a 19th century ship, but operates with a 21st century mission: to inspire people of all ages to explore our freshwater world. DESC is the groundbreaking new middle school supplemental science resource that blends interactive, inquiry-based content together with formative assessment to help middle school educators tailor instruction to different learning styles. This day of Discovery will look at using photodocumentation and DES to view an ecosystem in a non-traditional manner.

Spend the morning on the S/V Denis Sullivan gathering data with the digital camera and looking at this unique 21st Century Classroom.  Spend the afternoon discussing photodocumentation and the Discovery Education Science Connection.

Registration: 8:30 on the dock behind Discovery World, 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Sail on the S/V Denis Sullivan  9:00-12:00
Lunch 12:00-1:00
Discovery World Auditorium – 1:00-2:00
Final Discussion- outdoor classroom 2:00-3:00

Registration is limited to 50 participants.  Registration for Star and Den Members first.
Registration is through email to: brennaje@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us

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  1. Melinda said:

    Thanks for a great day on Saturday-and I don’t even like boats that much! I was able to get great pictures. I was one of the people to win the Planet Earth DVD set. The kids at school will love it. Thanks again.

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