Summers of Discovery(/careers/research/index.cfm) Description: Participants, who apply for and are accepted into the program, are expected to spend between 8 to 12 weeks (during May through September) working on a research project that entails exposure to the latest biochemical, molecular, and analytical techniques in that field. Participants: For high school, college undergraduate and graduates students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical/ biological sciences. Location: NIEHS in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA.
Life Sciences Learning Center - Workshops(http://lifesciences.envmed.rochester.edu/teachers.html) Description: LSLC professional development workshops are offered on a variety of topics and give educators experience with cutting-edge science technologies. These 6 hour hands-on workshops also provide teachers with innovative instructional materials that are aligned with New York State Math, Science and Technology (MST) standards, as well as National Science Education Standards. Participants: Middle and High School Teachers Location: Rochester, New York, USA.
Texas A&M's Integrative Curriculum Workshops for Middle School Teachers(http://peer.tamu.edu/wkshop-integration.shtml) Description: The Partnership for Environmental Education and Rural Health at Texas A&M offers an extensive series of one- and two-day, free summer workshops throughout Texas. Workshops consist of professional teacher training in technology and integration of environmental health science into science, math, English, and social studies in grades 6-8. Integrative materials include a written adventure narrative in which the characters (young teenagers) travel to different parts of the world to solve various health problems. Participants: Workshops are offered to individual teachers or teams of 2-4 teachers from the same school representing these different subject areas. Location: Texas, USA.
University of Texas's Annual Environmental Health Sciences Institute for K-12 Educators(http://k12summerinstitute.mdanderson.org/home/) Description: This free summer program offers an extensive variety of workshops for K-12 educators, pursuing the connections between health and the environment. Learn how to help students use scientific inquiry to develop an understanding of the mechanisms that affect the environment and our health. K-12 curricular materials will be featured from a network of institutions nationwide focusing on cancer, genetics, cell biology, indoor and outdoor air pollution, lead poisoning, water quality and toxicology. All workshops are facilitated by educators, scientists, and classroom teachers. Participants: Middle and High School Teachers Location: Austin, Texas, USA.