The mission of the Collaborative is to support area science teachers with relevant, state-of-the-art and high intensity professional development. Team building activities included field trips to the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas to study invasive plant species, gravel pits in Bluntzer to search for and identify fossils and to the Texas State Aquarium for a presentation on the relocation, hatching and releasing of sea turtles.
As part of the collaborative, each teacher received a hand-held GPS. “It’s exciting to see our science teachers so excited about the experiences provided by their participation in the collaborative” said campus Principal John Matus. “They are eager to share their encounters with each of their students when school resumes in the fall.”