Teacher brings Dauphin Island skills back to the classroom

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 17, 2008


The Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium held a Marine Application of Science and Technology Workshop for Alabama teachers on Monday June 1st-Friday June 6th.

Local Thompson Middle School teacher Mignonette Smith attended the state sponsored workshop and learned valuable knowledge to bring back to their classrooms. The Alabama State Department of Education under Title II and V of the No Child Left Behind Act sponsored this free workshop for Alabama teachers. Teachers participated in hands-on application of math, technology, and science using coastal Alabama resources. They explored salt marsh ecology, climatology, fisheries management, and oceanography across the Dauphin Island landscape. The oceans provide exciting avenues for learning by providing a mystery of the unknown and the challenge of exploration. These educators are now well-equipped to teach their students back at home their new facts and applications learned at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium