University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences

Teacher Professional Development

Teacher professional development opportunities at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (CCESR) aim to improve student achievement in biological science by improving the quality and effectiveness of teachers’ delivery of ecological science curriculum. Specifically, they are designed to enhance teacher and student understanding of fundamental ecological principles and the impacts of various human-induced disturbances on ecosystem health and function. The Cedar Creek program is augmented by outside organizations using CCESR as a venue for their science education workshops.

Please check periodically for current workshops and courses!



Upcoming courses and workshops


July 13-17, 2015

Ecology and Earth Systems Dynamics for Educators course.
One-week summer course focuses on ecological and environmental science content and field skills that educators address when teaching Life Science and Earth Science curricula in public schools. For teachers of students in grades 7-12 and anyone involved in ecology interpretation.

Course flyer and registration instructions