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ISEA's New Instructor Training

Location: Grand Traverse County
Date: Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) will start its winter volunteer training January 5, 2013 for four consecutive weeks. Schoolship instructors work to educate students, 4th grade and older about the importance of the Great Lakes and how to become stewards of the Great Lakes. Instructors learn about benthos, plankton, fish, water chemistry, seamanship and stewardship and then decide which subject they would be the most comfortable teaching.

ISEA volunteer training will begin on January 5th and end on February 6th. Sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30pm OR on Saturday mornings from 9-12pm at NMC's Water Studies Institute (715 E Front Street, Traverse City, MI). Topics covered on Saturday will be repeated on the following Wednesday, so classes can be attended interchangeably. No experience is necessary; ISEA will provide materials and information needed to be a successful schoolship instructor. Please contact Emily Shaw, Education and Volunteer Coordinator at 231.271.3077 or eshaw@schoolship.org for more information or to register for the training.

Currently, ISEA has an extraordinary group of over 200 volunteer instructors that teach students of all ages during our Schoolship and Education Center programs. ISEA volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and donate as much time as they are able. This is a unique opportunity for members of the community to reach out to children and adults alike and become a positive force in creating future stewards of the Great Lakes.

The Inland Seas Education Association is a non-profit organization based in Suttons Bay, Michigan, dedicated to science education on the Great Lakes. Its shipboard and shore-side education programs are designed to inspire young people's interest in science and to provide for the long-term stewardship of the Great Lakes. For further information contact the Inland Seas Education Association at (231) 271-3077 or on the web at www.schoolship.org.

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