Science Lecture Series

Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Sharon Graper
Method: Face to Face (WRK)
Sponsor: AU Massillon/Stark Center
Location: SKPD

Course Description:

Environmental Challenges: Holden Arboretum Scientist Lectures & Classroom Application

Delve Deeper into the current environmental issues, conditions and challenges that impact the natural world around us. This series of five Scientist lectures will allow you to step back into the classroom and learn from experts at Holden, Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University, The University of Pittsburgh and The Morton Arboretum. This embedded class is designed to allow you to connect what you learn with your classroom. Not only will you further your own knowledge about current research by learning from experts in the field, but you will research and design ways to apply this new found information to your current classroom practices.

You will be able to select the number of lectures you will attend. That will determine the time you need to spend out of class researching, analyzing, planning and designing how to incorporate these topics into your current teaching assignment.  Each session will be held from 7 -9 pm.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 – How Does The Soil Influence Biological Invasions? What’s Underground May Surprise You.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 – The Good, The Bad and The Ungulate: Long-term Experiments With Native Forest Species, Invaders and Deer

Thursday, February 20, 2014 – Urban Soil Assessment and Management for Tree Growth and Longevity

Thursday, March 13, 2014 – From White Oak Decline in Ohio to Sudden Oak Death in California

Friday, April 25, 2014 – Arbor Day Talk; Greatest Hits of Morris Arboretum’s International Plant Exploration

Thursday, May 22, 2014 – Applications in the Classroom

Please note: There is a separate registration fee of $50.00 payable to The Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Rd, Kirtland OH 44094, attention Sharon Graper

Please contact Sharon Graper for additional information at 440-602-3843.

Cost: $175
Timespan of Course:
November 14, 2013 to May 22, 2014
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Day and Time of Meeting: 
    Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 7:00pm to Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
    Location of Meeting: 
    The Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Rd, Kirtland OH 44094
Registration Information:
Course Number: 250
Course Section Name: EDU*6240*N1
Academic Term: 14/GW
Academic Level: GW
Credits: 1.00
Subject: EDU