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NW Indiana: A Fabric of Culture, Economics and Environmental Sustainability

Date(s) of the workshop: June  19, 2017 - June 22, 2017  
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Location: Fairfield Inn & Suites Merrillville, IN & Lakeshore Area Field Sites  
Contact: Adam Burkett  
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Registration Fee: $100 Refundable After Workshop Requirements Completed  
Workshop Description: Attention K-12 Grade Teachers:

Northwest Indiana provides an interesting classroom for discovering how economic development and environmental sustainability intersect. In addition, the history of the region provides rich stories of transition, both cultural and economic. This four day workshop provides K-12 teachers with content skills and tools for teaching about the diversity of cultural, historic, economic, and environmental fabric of their own regions of Indiana. Teachers will leave with means they may use to create a similar experience for their own students.

Workshop Details:

Cost: $100 registration fee - Refunded after required work completed
Date: June 19-22, 2017; Fairfield Inn & Suites Merrillville, IN

Monday p.m. arrival, and registration, summary of program and discussion of economic concepts
Tuesday - Field experiences at Gary Steel plant and Burns International Harbor
Wednesday - Field experiences at the National Lakeshore, EPA reclamation site, Portage and Douglas Nature
Thursday - Review and discussion of classroom product development

John Gibson, Director of the IUNW Center for Economic Education
Dr. John Conant, Director of the ISU Center for Economic Education
Katrina Babb, Associate Director of the ISU Center for Economic Education
Dr. Chris McGrew, Director of the ISU Center for Global Engagement
Local business, history, and economic leaders from NW Indiana State University

Participants will receive teaching material, double room, all meals, Professional Growth Plan Points, and local transportation during the event.

Contact: for details. Please register by May 15 by going to or click on the "Flyer and More Information" below.

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