Workshop Descriptions

 

Claims, Connections, Conversations (High School Science & Social Studies Teachers)

Designed by teachers to engage your students in analyzing and critiquing claims and supporting them in authentic group discussion Claims, Connections, Conversations are FREE ready-to-print or ready-to-post activities. Each topic poses an essential question about Washington wheat farms and environmental realities that impact them and their neighbors. In a Claims, Connections, Conversations activity, students are supported through reading and annotating an article and participating in a student-led discussion to identify and critique claims and make connections to the text. Because they are self-contained and flexible, Claims, Connections, Conversations can be used as stand-alone lessons to supplement curriculum in science and social studies, and to strengthen student's discussion and informational text reading skills in any subject. 

 

Drain Rangers (Grades 3-5)

Explore how engineering design relates to solving problems of "real world" problems of stormwater pollution runoff in your community—starting with your school campus. This workshop is specifically designed to meet classroom requirements of CCSS and NGSS for 3rd-5th grade students. This workshop is open to all formal and informal educators.  

Focus on Science and Literature (Grades K-5)

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 (K-12)

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 (Pre-K - 2nd Grade)

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.

WILD about Salmon (Teachers participating in Salmon in the Classroom)

WILD about Salmon is offered to Salmon or Trout in the Classroom teachers. Teachers will learn many fish related lessons to use in their classrooms and will receive a copy of Project WILD Aquatic. This workshop is geared toward 4th and 5th grade teachers.

Project WET- Water Education for Teachers (K-12)

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 (K-8)

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.

 

Teacher Workshops

The Northwest Natural Resources Institute and Franklin Conservation District believe that by training teachers in natural resource conservation, protection, and sustainability more students in Washington will benefit. Teacher workshops are offered across Washington and clock hours are provided FREE of charge. Workshops include lots of goodies and take home prizes. To register for teacher workshops click on the “Register Here” button below. If you would like to join our teacher workshop mailing list so you can stay informed on upcoming teacher workshops in your area, please click on the “Join Our Mailing List” button below.