Workshop August 2 - 5, 2022: Learning from a Distance
This workshop is open to K - 12 teachers who have not participated in Learning from a Distance programs at NatureBridge in the past.
K - 12 teachers are invited to explore Olympic National Park for four summer days with national park staff and NatureBridge educators. Participants will:
- Gather information about research, current issues and initiatives impacting national park staff during informal lectures, conversational interviews, formal presentations, and online distance learning opportunities.
- Visit and interact with three distinct habitats of Olympic National Park which could include a lowland old growth forest hike, a coastal marine shoreline debris clean-up, and dynamic river watershed evaluation.
- Collaborate with grade level peers to create a robust lesson plan for the K - 12 classroom using links to Olympic National Park's cultural and natural resources. Lesson plans meeting standards will be published on the National Park Service's Education website.
Note: This workshop is designed to deliver lots of information and has limited hands-on learning opportunities for participants. National Park Service funding provides 20 free clock hours (10 STEM), pending course completion and submission of a lesson plan at the conclusion of the course.