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Center for Science and Technology in Education (CSTE)


University of Maryland Center for Science and Technology in Education Summer Outreach Course Announcement

Course Title:​ Teachers on the Estuary: Researching, Learning, & Teaching in Environmental Science

Open to: ​All K-12 teachers in Maryland

Location: ​Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, McCann Wetlands Center, Lothian, MD

Time:​ (June 19-22, 25, 27-29) 9:00am - 3:30pm - 3 graduate credits

Instructors:​ Dan Levin (UMD), Tina Gilmeister (AACPS), Liana Vitali (JBWS)

Contact: ​Dan Levin ( and Judy Foster (

Local teachers are encouraged to apply for this course as graduate non-degree seeking students. This status allows you to take courses over five years without enrolling in a program. Up to 9 credits can be applied to a graduate degree at the University of Maryland. This course takes place at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. The course emphasizes systems thinking in inquiring into environmental science phenomena. Students will learn from and strategize with experts in environmental science to develop tools and methods to investigate a research question of their own choosing. Course sessions will also focus on pedagogy: How can you bring what you’ve learned from an authentic environmental science research experience to your science classroom?

For more information, see Application and Details.



NARST 2018

Poster Session: Programming Model Building in Undergraduate Elementary Science Teacher Education for Computational Thinking 

NARST 2018

Pictured: (L) Diane Jass Ketelhut, Hannoori Jeong, Emily E. Hestness, and J. Randy McGinnis.

NARST Dinner

CSTE members attending NARST meet for annual dinner. 

Congrats J. Randy McGinnis

Congrats Dan Levin


Dr. J. Randy McGinnis was an invited participant by the University of Maryland at the 19th Annual Leaders of Research Luncheon, 2017.