Natural Resources Educator Workshop
This three day workshop focuses on forestry, water resources and agriculture. Teachers will receive lessons and guides from Project Learning Tree, Project WET and Project WILD as well as learn about agriculture in our region and the Spokane Aquifer. They will also receive information on food production, nature and science, forest products, grain tubes and forest habitat. This workshop is for K-12 educators.
Mining and Minerals Teacher Workshop
K-12 teachers spend 2 days in the classroom learning about uses of minerals, mineral extraction, mine reclamation, and aggregates and one day in the Silver Valley. The three days include rock and mineral kits, uses of minerals, mineral extraction, mine reclamation, Out of the Rock curriculum guides and activities, aggregate activities and resource materials. Two field trips to see first hand the mining process are also included.
Focus on Science and Literature
With guidance from the Project WILD, Project Learning Tree, and Project WET curriculum guides participants will explore how to engage students in nature using environmentally themed children’s books. This Focus on Science & Literature workshop is geared toward helping educators meet Washington State Standards using literature in the science content area.
Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation program emphasizing wildlife. Project WILD is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs among educator of students in kindergarten through high school. It is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about our natural world. Project WILD addresses the need for human beings to develop as responsible citizens of our planet.
Growing Up WILD
Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills. Growing WILD is geared toward PreK - 2nd grade teachers.
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)
Project WET is an award-winning, non-profit water education program. The program facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the dissemination of classroom-ready teaching aids and the establishment of internationally sponsored Project WET programs.
Project Learning Tree (PLT)
PLT is a widely recognized K-8 environmental education program. Through hands-on, interdisciplinary activities, PLT helps young people learn how to think, not what to think, about complex environmental issues. Developed to meet state and national standards, PLT provides the tools educators need to bring the environment into their classrooms and their students into the environment. PLT offers strategies and techniques to teach about topics such as forests, wildlife, water, community planning, recycling and energy.