Subject: WhaleNet Workshops (fwd)

mike williamson (
Fri, 26 Mar 1999 19:30:26 -0500 (EST)

Subject: Upcoming WhaleNet Workshops

Please note the following upcoming WhaleNet workshops for educators and 
naturalists. Pass the word on.


Brian Forist

Harbor Exploration at UMass-Boston, 
Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, 
and Wheelock College present

WhaleNet  Workshop for Teachers and Whale Watch Naturalists

Wednesday April 21, 1999
9:00am to 3:00pm
University of Massachusetts at Boston
Healy Library Computer Lab

WhaleNet: Telecommunication and Education
Wednesday April 21 (5 MA professional development points)

The workshop includes:
	- an introduction to telecommunications technology and web browsing;	 
	- orientation to WhaleNet web site;
	- information on whales of New England waters
	- hands-on classroom activities;
	- instruction on whale watch data collection, posting, and use in 
	   settings (classroom or on the water);
	- use of WhaleNet in the curriculum; 
	- exploration of WhaleNet and related links;
	- development of WhaleNet curriculum applications in the subject areas 
at 		  various grade levels.

WhaleNet is a student-centered program using computer technology as a 
means for learning about whales and their habitats. It stresses the 
potential telecommunications has to facilitate and coordinate classroom 
learning and provides a source of engaging "hands-on" materials that 
students find meaningful and exciting. The main goals of WhaleNet are to 
enhance interest in science, develop problem-solving and other critical 
thinking skills, increase environmental awareness and develop familiarity 
with communications technology.

WhaleNet workshops are free of charge but space is limited so please 
register only if you are certain that you will attend. Register by e-mail 
or land mail. For information contact: Brian Forist, WhaleNet Regional 
Coordinator, (508) 394-2639, e-mail:


WhaleNet Telecommunication and Education Workshop
Wednesday April 21, 1999

Mail or e-mail the following information to: Brian Forist at:
or:  P.O. Box 513, Yarmouthport, MA 02675

Name:		___________________________________________________

Home Address:	___________________________________________________

City, State, Zip:	___________________________________________________

Daytime Phone:	___________________________________________________

Evening Phone:	___________________________________________________

e-mail:		___________________________________________________

School:		___________________________________________________

School Address:	___________________________________________________

City, State, Zip:	___________________________________________________

Grade/Subject Taught:	______________________________________________

Primary Teaching Certificate:	_________________________________________
(Certificate you are currently teaching under)

WhaleNet workshops are free of charge. You will receive a confirmation 
notice, directions to the site, and specific workshop information. 
Massachusetts Professional Development Points (pdp's) will be issued 
after workshop participation.

CAPE ANN Speciial Iinterest Group: MASS CUE (Computer Users in Education  
                  Thursday, April 8th

Location: Fuller Elementary Computer Lab, 4 School House , Road,
Time: 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Topic: WhaleNet Telecommunication and Education for Teachers & Naturalists

Presenters: Brian Forist & Karen Smyth
(Karen is author of the book, Crystal, the Story of a Baby Whale)

An introduction to the WhaleNet site with emphasis on ways in
which whale naturalists can collect and submit data, teachers and students
can use that data, and other interactive science education projects using
WhaleNet resources. Presentation will be followed with time for discussion
and questions.  Refreshments will be served as well as a raffle to win 

watch tickets.
(Limited seating.  Please call for confirmation).

Contact: RSVP to Cheryl Sullivan, (978)546-3127 ( or or Tammy Morgan, (978)282-3021

Directions:  Take Route 128 North to 1st rotary.  Go half way around 
and continue on Route 128 until you reach 2nd rotary.  Take first right 
this rotary.  This is the entrance to Fuller Elementary School.  Park in
parking lot in front of school near playground area.  Enter through main
lobby.  Computer lab is located on second floor.