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Teacher Trainings

Teachers stand on a deck South Slough Reserve offers professional development opportunities for classroom teachers, pre-service teachers, and informal educators who work with pre-K-12 and college students. Workshops cover a range of issues in our estuaries and coastal watersheds such as climate change, invasive species, and habitat protection. Trainings vary in length from single half-day events to year-long series, depending on the topic, time of year and location.

Workshops provide educators with tools and information to bring science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to life in their classrooms and school yards using place-based, culturally relevant examples, scientific research, and data. The Reserve often partners with other organizations to offer diverse, engaging training that can be implemented immediately in the classroom.
Stipends and funding for substitute teachers, travel, or supplies may be available upon request. 

Upcoming Workshops

Teaching Out Your Back Door - Spring 2024

This half-day (3-hour) workshop will provide teachers with the tools, resources and activities for bringing students outside of the traditional classroom and will introduce diverse learning opportunities for students just outside the door.

Saturday, April 6th from 9 AM - 12 PM
at the Blossom Gulch School Library

Participating teachers will learn best practices for bringing a class outside of the traditional classroom, review planning steps for a field lesson, recognize the array of of subjects enhanced by outdoor learning and become more comfortable teaching outdoors.
$100 stipend for Coos Bay School Teachers.
Guidance & lessons from local partners.
3 hours professional development.
Classroom resources

For more information email Jamie Fereday

For registration questions, please call Jaime Belanger at the South Slough Reserve at: 541-888-5558 x127    

Register for the workshop

Offered in partnership by the Coos Bay School District, Bureau of Land Management and South Slough Reserve