Laboratory Earth: Earth's Natural Resource Systems
June 11 to July 25, 2007
Lab Earth: Earth's Natural Resource Systems is an 8-week, 3-credit online
graduate-level course designed for K-8 teachers and delivered through the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This four-module course will emphasize rock
and mineral, water, soil and energy resources The course builds on concepts
presented in Laboratory Earth: Concepts and Applications. Lab Earth:
Concepts and Applications is not a pre-requisite. Upon completion of this
course, participants will demonstrate an understanding of the properties of
rocks, minerals, water, and soils, explain the social factors that control
mineral and energy resources, collect and interpret data, and understand
humans' dependence and impact on natural resource systems.
In Lab Earth you may participate as a team or as an individual. We strongly
encourage teachers to form teams for different grades (e.g., K-2, 3-5, 6-8)
because 1. teammates can help each other and build a sense of community in
their schools; and 2. teammates from different grade levels can promote the
vertical alignment of curriculum and the use of older students to mentor
younger students. Each team member needs to register individually. If you
are unable to form a team, no worries, simply sign up as an individual and
become part of the class community.
Dr. Dave Gosselin, School of Natural Resources, University of
Dr. Ron Bonnstetter, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of
Sara Yendra, Course Facilitator and Lincoln Public Schools Teacher
Dr. Tim Slater, University of Arizona
FREE TUITION will be awarded to the first 20 students to register ($634.50
value). K-8 teachers will have scholarship priority.
NOTE: Student fees (technology, library, distant education fees, $85.50, and
$20 registration fee) are NOT PAID FOR BY SCHOLARSHIP. These fees are the
responsibility of the student.
Registration is on going. You may apply to the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln at www.unl.edu/gradstudies/. Students who have not been
admitted must apply. If you are currently enrolled in the UNL graduate
program and wish to register for the class, go to https://wam.unl.edu/.
into WAM! using your Student ID and PIN (which you should have received upon
admission to UNL). Click on the link to "eNroll" on the left. Enter the
following course information: Lab Earth NRES 896a, call number 8899, section
751, 3 credits. If you have further questions about the registration
process, contact UNL Graduate Studies at (800) 742-8800.
Want More Info?
Contact Dr. Dave Gosselin, UNL School of Natural Resources, at
or 402-472-8919 or
Karen Pietsch at kapeach8@...
for more information.