AUBURN UNIVERSITY – “Aquaponics 101: Teaching with Tilapia and Tomatoes, ” is a workshop for teachers that will provide them with a new way of introducing science and technology into their classrooms. The workshop, taught by Alabama Extension and Auburn University faculty, will be held June 9-13 at the E.W. Shell Fisheries Center at 2010 N. College St. in north Auburn.
Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics – the art and science of growing fish and plants in a symbiotic relationship in a single system. The fish are fed a high quality prepared diet and their waste is used as fertilizer to grow plants. The plants in turn act as a filter to clean the water that can be returned to the fish tank.
During the workshop, teachers will design and build their own aquaponics systems that they can take back to their schools. Participants will receive the resource materials to integrate this knowledge into existing curricula. Expert instruction will be provided by faculty from Alabama Extension, Auburn University, Gadsden State Community College and the Alabama/Mississippi Sea Grant Consortium.
AUBURN – Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts will host its second annual Journalism Advisers Workshop for elementary, middle school and high school newspaper advisers Wednesday, May 30, through Saturday, June 2 on the university campus.
Registration is open through Monday, April 30, at 5 p.m. The first 18 advisers to register and pay the workshop fee will be accepted into the program.
The Journalism Advisers Workshop blends journalism theory with practical, hands-on application to give participants the knowledge and skill set needed to start publications at their schools or take their publications to the next level.
AUBURN – High school students can gain hands-on experience in journalism and other communication fields during the 10th annual summer workshop hosted by Auburn University’s Department of Communication and Journalism in the College of Liberal Arts, June 17-22. The workshop is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors; graduating seniors are not eligible. Only the first 25 paid registrants will be accepted to the workshop, which will be held on the Auburn University campus.
The cost is $500 per student and includes the registration fee, all meals, equipment, field trips and lodging for five days. The fee also covers the cost for the participant and two guests to eat at the closing banquet and keynote address on Friday, June 22. Extra guests will cost $25 each.
AUBURN – The College of Sciences and Mathematics, or COSAM, will host the 2011 Atomic Data and Analysis Structure workshop today through Saturday at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. This year marks the first time the ADAS workshop has been held outside Europe.
The primary focus of the workshop will be using nuclear fusion to make electricity. The process produces no greenhouse gases and creates less radioactive material than nuclear fission and therefore fewer problems with storing nuclear waste. There are several large experiments underway worldwide and some of the presenters at the conference will discuss these experiments.
AUBURN –Auburn University will host a journalism workshop on campus for elementary, middle school and high school newspaper advisers, June 9-11.
The workshop will provide teachers with the basic skills they need to teach the next generation of newspaper reporters and editors. Participants will become newsroom managers, ready for any assignment that could come up in a school environment.
AUBURN – High school students can gain hands-on experience in journalism and other communication fields during the ninth annual summer workshop hosted by Auburn University’s Department of Communication and Journalism, June 19-24.
The workshop will take place on the Auburn University campus. The cost is $300 per student and includes the registration fee, all meals, field trips and lodging for five days. The fee also covers the cost for the participant and two guests to eat at the closing banquet and awards presentation on Friday, June 24. Extra guests will cost $25 each. Students who need financial assistance also can apply for scholarships to attend the workshop.