Christchurch Science And School (from a “science” perspective) Take the classroom to the river  and  bring the river to th...
Introduction  <ul><li>Vision (What does future look like?)   </li></ul><ul><li>Science Building/Center </li></ul><ul><li>A...
Vision / The Future <ul><li>Can we be different?   </li></ul>Can we be the best? Can we offer a program that is one of a k...
Integrated….Integrated….Integrated Waterfront + Academic = Success Future Mindset? Big Picture Present Mindset? Vision Par...
A Science CENTER  More than a  Building Central Library Univ. of Calif. San Diego An unnamed (but known) high school scien...
A Science Room Lab Space
Academic Projects <ul><li>Marine Science Water Quality Monitoring   </li></ul><ul><li>Automated Water/Weather Monitoring ...
Christchurch School Rappahannock River Data Display System (DDSys) Data System
Water Monitoring <ul><li>Publish annual brochure with overall summaries of the health of the river </li></ul>
 
Waterfront Projects <ul><li>Completion of 1700, 700 and 170 gallon custom tanks and aquarium. </li></ul><ul><li>Aquarium u...
 
Wrap up <ul><li>Integrate waterfront activities with classroom objectives ( Bring the river to the classroom ). </li></ul>...
 
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Christchurch School Vision

  1. 1. Christchurch Science And School (from a “science” perspective) Take the classroom to the river and bring the river to the classroom Great Journeys Begin at the River
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Vision (What does future look like?) </li></ul><ul><li>Science Building/Center </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Waterfront Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Make everyone a believer in Christchurch School Science </li></ul><ul><li>Provide information about new programs </li></ul>
  3. 3. Vision / The Future <ul><li>Can we be different? </li></ul>Can we be the best? Can we offer a program that is one of a kind?
  4. 4. Integrated….Integrated….Integrated Waterfront + Academic = Success Future Mindset? Big Picture Present Mindset? Vision Paradigm Shift Stop farming out to outside sources Realize that Christchurch offers the science and activities
  5. 5. A Science CENTER More than a Building Central Library Univ. of Calif. San Diego An unnamed (but known) high school science building
  6. 6. A Science Room Lab Space
  7. 7. Academic Projects <ul><li>Marine Science Water Quality Monitoring  </li></ul><ul><li>Automated Water/Weather Monitoring System with River/School Cams (output via web) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VIMS installment of water monitoring equipment at waterfront.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate with universities doing atmospheric research…CCS waterfront is a GOLDMINE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology based labs to gather and analyze data; Ecological Modeling. </li></ul><ul><li>Titrations to assess river chemical concentrations and calibrate instrumentation </li></ul><ul><li>Nitrate assessment of campus  </li></ul><ul><li>Physics and Environmental Classes assessment of light and water usage (Student Labs)  </li></ul><ul><li>Government class tracking Environmental Bills  </li></ul>Plot
  8. 8. Christchurch School Rappahannock River Data Display System (DDSys) Data System
  9. 9. Water Monitoring <ul><li>Publish annual brochure with overall summaries of the health of the river </li></ul>
  10. 11. Waterfront Projects <ul><li>Completion of 1700, 700 and 170 gallon custom tanks and aquarium. </li></ul><ul><li>Aquarium upkeep/ guppy breeding/ grow aquatic plants </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas tree and oyster reef habitats </li></ul><ul><li>Nature maintenance around campus </li></ul><ul><li>Field trips to sewage treatment plants, landfill, metal recycler, paper mill, VIMS </li></ul><ul><li>Oyster and Fish Farming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cages on long-line for raising oysters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permit to lease river bottom & permit for animals  </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. Wrap up <ul><li>Integrate waterfront activities with classroom objectives ( Bring the river to the classroom ). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it Seamless. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supplement classroom projects with ongoing waterfront activities ( Bring the classroom to the river ). </li></ul><ul><li>Provide classroom technology that mimics real life research. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a service to the greater community that elevates Christchurch above the common denominator. </li></ul>Great Journeys Begin at the River

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