NOAA Planet Stewards, Elkhorn Slough and South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRS) are hosting a simultaneous three-day workshop for educators about the impacts of global climate change on estuaries and their adjacent communities along the Pacific Coast, and how to engage their schools and communities to take action to address regional impacts of this global phenomenon.
Participants will spend three days at either Oregon’s South Slough or California’s Elkhorn Slough NERR learning climate change and watershed content, taking part in field experiences, and learning how to incorporate these topics and stewardship actions into their classrooms and communities.
*This workshop is planned for in-person learning. Depending on Covid-19 safety guidelines at the time of the workshop, an alternate, virtual experience may be required. All registrants will be kept apprised of programmatic changes.
Workshop topics include:
Climate change science and climate change activities that meet NGSS Citizen science and hands-on stewardship to inspire youth to address regional environmental impacts, and mobilize action in their communities
Opportunities to learn from and interact with subject matter experts;
Hands-on field investigations with a NOAA researcher;
In-depth information about estuaries and other coastal systems;
Activities and lessons designed around climate change topics and issues;
Light continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included each day of the workshop;
Educators will receive resources for their class and field work;
Stipends will be provided for all attendees upon full completion of the workshop.
This event is scheduled for June 17-19, 2022 at the South Slough Reserve Visitor Center in Charleston, OR. There are a limited number of spaces available for this event. You must register here to reserve a seat at the workshop! Do it today!
Limited lodging available upon request for those out of the area.
Educators who work with middle or high school students
$40 includes educational resources, tools and materials for the classroom, coffee, lunch, and snacks each day. Participating educators may choose to receive 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs).
Reserve education coordinator, Jaime Belanger: firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-888-5558, x127