First Steps: Science Inquiry in the Schoolyard and Beyond

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Dates & Times:  Wednesday, March 4, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM AND Wednesday, March 11, 4:00-5:30 PM. Teachers should plan to attend both sessions

Audience: K-5th grade teachers 

Curriculum:  Project Learning Tree and Project WILD 

Description: Join Children’s Forest of Central Oregon (CFCO) partners for a fun and interactive training which provide skills for K-5 teachers to lead effective outdoor educational activities. This training is designed for teachers who are newer to outdoor learning and haven’t attended other Children’s Forest or ONREP trainings. Teachers will spend lots of time outdoors engaging in hands-on science activities that can be taught in the schoolyard or other outdoor locations.  Teachers will also learn about tips for group management in the outdoors, logistics for field trips, alignment to NGSS standards, and incorporating math and ELA into outdoor activities.  Post-training coaching will be provided to assist with facilitating field experiences, and teachers will receive Project Learning Tree and Project WILD Guides. Teachers are eligible for 1 Graduate credit from OSU Cascades. Facilitated by Carolyn Nesbitt and Karen Gentry. This workshop is offered at no cost with substitute fees covered.

Registration & Information: This professional development is offered in partnership with CFCO. Priority registration is given to teachers from Crook County. For details and to register, visit the CFCO website: http://www.childrensforestco.org/professional-development/

COCC – Crook County Open Campus (Prineville), plus field locations
Prineville, OR