Natural History In and Out of the Classroom with Rudy Mancke is a three-hour (60 renewal credits) course to assist educators on all grade levels, in all subject areas with in integrating natural history into their curriculum. Designed on a “semi self-paced” model with deadlines for assignments, this course was produced by ITV with SCETV and is now facilitated by SCETV Education. Learn about nature with Naturalist Rudy Mancke and see how you can take your students right out the door of your school to learn about the world around them! The course is structured around four components: A Teacher Workshop that explains what natural history is, why we should study it, and how to integrate it into the classroom; A Field Study that shows teachers how the school yard can be used as an outdoor classroom; Show and Tell Nature Lessons that provide an in-depth look at mountains to the sea, geology, skulls and bones, beach combing, fossils, insects, and snakes; and NatureScene programs that will be used as virtual fieldtrips to learn more about natural history.* (*NOTE: This is a 3-hour /60 renewal credit course and the price is $200. This course will only be offered if we have at least 10 enrollees. The face-to-face, last class meeting at SCETV in Columbia with Rudy is a requirement. See SYNOPSIS for assignments, deadlines and meeting date.)
* Educators who take this 60 renewal credit course Natural History In and Out of Classroom with Rudy Mancke may take both “Making Connections …” Series I and Series II. These two 20 renewal credit courses contain different content from this Natural History course.