Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Science teachers: Entomology training program

USDA/Agricultural Research Service FUTURE SCIENTISTS Project

This nationally recognized professional development opportunity for science teachers (grades 7-12) is offering four, 2-day summer workshops in June 2009. The focus is on insect life cycles, environmental science and ecology.


1. To infuse excitement about cutting edge scientific research into the classroom

2. To increase use of hands-on, inquiry-based science activities

3. To make USDA/ARS labs accessible as an educational resource


  • Parlier, CA: June 18-19, 2009
  • Riverside, CA: June 15-16, 2009
  • Tombstone, AZ: June 9-10, 2009
  • Tucson, AZ: June 11-12, 2009

Participating teachers:

1. Should work in schools within commuting distance of the USDA/ARS lab site

2. Are paid a stipend of $300

3. Are provided free insects during the school year for student research

  1. During the year, select 4 students to return with them to the USDA/ARS lab in May 2010 to present the school’s research findings at a Student Research Presentation Day

Download more information:
Teacher info letter:

Tombstone Application
Tucson Application
Riverside Application

Parlier Application

This is a collaborative project between:
  • USDA/Hispanic Serving Institutions National Program (HSNINP)
  • Center for Mathematics & Science Education (CMSE) within the College of Science at Texas A&M University
  • USDA/ARS labs nationwide

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