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Community Workshops:  Stormwater Pathways - Jenna Kulluson

When exploring the outdoor exhibits at the High Desert Museum in Bend, OR the coastal watershed connection isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind, but that was not the case in early February when fourteen Central Oregon educators went out in search of water.  While the coast sees much more rain than communities in the high desert (North Bend averages 65 inches/year while Bend sees closer to 11 inches) communities across Oregon still must think about what to do with excess rainwater, or stormwater runoff.  
 
The Oregon Coast Education Program (OCEP) has been providing field based professional development and curriculum to 3rd-12th grade teachers since 2009. With funding from the NOAA B-WET program, OCEP began as a partnership between four coastal institutions, offering teacher workshops in Coos Bay and Newport, and creating education modules focused on coastal ecosystems.  Shortly thereafter, OCEP gained two inland partners with the High Desert Museum and Portland State University’s Center for Science Education and added coastal education trainings for teachers located in the Willamette Valley and east of the Cascades. This recent set of community workshops aims to focus on discovering human impacts to watersheds and infiltration processes while making connections to the incoming Next Generation Science Standards. 
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 Teachers on the Estuary

 OCEP Summer Coastal Field Workshop

 Oregon Coast Education Program

 
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 3:00 PM - Friday, August 7, 2015 1:00 PM
For Grade 6-12 Educators:
Come to the coast this summer to learn about how the Oregon Coast Education Program (OCEP) can support coastal and marine science education for you and your students! Educators take part in an indepth multi-day experience exploring coastal ecology, habitats and human impacts in diverse coastal habitats around Charleston (near Coos Bay). In the workshop, we will use online data resources and practices from Teachers On The Estuary (TOTE) and the OCEP coastal education modules. In addition, teachers will learn about place-based science content, water quality analysis, field experience preparation and reflection techniques, and connections to the Next Generation Science Standards.
 This workshop includes:
• 3 nights of dorm-style lodging, meals and materials
• Registration discount for NAME members*
• PDU and CE credits available through PSU (at your expense)
• Curriculum planning time
 Registration fee is $90 per person or $75 for Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educations members (http://pacname.org/memb.shtml)
Space is limited, so register today at http://bit.ly/1JxNGiK 

 

 

South Slough NERR will be offering a Teachers on the Estuary workshop in early August, 2015.  Please check back for more information in the coming weeks.

 
To learn about this and other Teachers on the Estuary trainings, visit www.estuaries.noaa.gov .