Teachers participate in a professional development working at NatureBridge's Olympic campus

Teacher Professional Development

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Our Teacher Professional Development workshops are designed to give K - 12 teachers and outdoor educators content knowledge, instructional tools and resources for teaching environmental science in the classroom and school yard. Hands-on activities give participants opportunities to apply the Next Generation Science Standards' practices of science in field investigations and to collaborate with their peers.

All workshops are held at NatureBridge’s Olympic campus on the shores of Lake Crescent. Workshop cost includes lodging, meals and instruction. Clock hours are available.

The workshop was relaxing and filled with information. The opportunity to collaborate with other passionate teachers was especially rewarding. And, of course, the meals were spectacular.
Brian Hull, Teacher at St. Mary Catholic School
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Workshop Lineup

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 an abundance 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.

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Registration and Pricing




Please fill out this linked form to express your interest and join our waitlist. It is not uncommon for us to admit at least a few people from the waitlist as registered participants' plans change.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Find Us

NatureBridge at Olympic
111 Barnes Point Road
Port Angeles, WA 98363

206-382-6212 ext 13