• The calm, inviting waters of the Spokane Arm. Photo Credit: NPS\LARO\John Salisbury

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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The River Mile Professional Development

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Webinars
All webinars will be open 15 minutes prior to the actual webinar start time. Webinar participation is limited, so don't delay. Registration closes 1 work day prior.

For more information send an email to the park's Education Specialist.

Introduction to The River Mile
This webinar is a program overview of The River Mile. A quick introduction to model programs, professional development opportunities for teachers and students, networking and data sharing, and research projects. And a discussion about group participation.

To register, click on the date and time option listed below for which you wish to register.
Thursday September 11, 2014 4:00PM
Friday, September 12, 2014, 4:00PM
Wednessday, September 17, 2014, 4:00PM
Wednessday, October 1, 2014, 4:00 PM

Crayfish Study Fall Webinar

Monday September 15, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Are you interested in participating in The River Mile's Crayfish Study? Interested in learning what others have learned about crayfish? Join us for this webinar and learn how to identify crayfish species in the Pacific Northwest, how to collect and share your data and other opportunities available.

Pre-registration is required.

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The River Mile Plant and Animal Data Collection with iNaturalist Webinar

Are you intersted in collecting plant and/or animal inventories of your site? Share your information with the rest of The River Mile Network and the world! Plant, animal and crayfish observations are reported through The River Mile projects in iNaturalist. During this webinar learn how to join a project, enter your observations and obtain data.

To register, click on the date and time option listed below for which you wish to register.
Wednessday September 24, 2014 3:30 PM
Monday September 29, 2014 4:00 PM

Past Events

In Person

ELA and NGSS Together:
Making Sense of ELA Performance Assessments Using Field Studies

Instructor: Nancy Skerritt and Margaret Tudor

8:30AM-3:30PM

Dates and Locations:

June 24, 2014 Spokane, Washington

June 25, 2014 Grand Coulee, Washington

June 30, 2014 Pasco, Washington

Cost: FREE

6 FREE Clock Hours Included

This workshop is designed to help grade 4-8 teachers navigate the Common Core ELA by exploring ELA performance assessments using links to outdoor learning experiences. This integrated approach applies the ELA standards to rich content rather than teaching the skills in isolation. The facilitators will model using ELA Performance tasks as a springboard into field studies and project-based learning. The field study provides the anchor experience for the ELA performance task and serves as an introduction to the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

During the workshop teachers will:

  • build on their Common Core ELA Standards and Assessment background knowledge
  • gain experience integrating NGSS with ELA standards
  • walk away with a tool kit to help them customize performance tasks for their curriculum.

Nancy Skerritt, M.A.T., PEI Faculty, retired Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning in the Tahoma School District, has authored & provides in-service on curriculum units and performance tasks and assessment supporting field studies, NGSS & Common Core.

Margaret Tudor, Ph.D in Science Education, as Executive Director of the Pacific Education Institute (PEI), a 501c3, leads the statewide effort to ensure all K-12 students get outside the classroom to learn rigorous Field STEM.

Printable flyer To Register contact Janice Elvidge, Eduation Specialist at 509-754-7848

Introduction to The River Mile Field Investigations

Free Registration for all educators in the Columbia River Watershed

June 18, 2014, Grand Coulee, Washington

July 21, 2014, Spokane, Washington

July 31, 2014, Astoria, Oregon


This program features The River Mile's model student programs. Explore the connections between the land and the water through inquiry-based activities. Learn how to lead field investigations for participation in The River Mile. Part 1 of a 2 part training. FREE clock hours

Workshop features:

  • Learn more about The River Mile
  • Observations skills
  • NatureMapping
  • Descriptive Investigation
  • Data Collection
  • Water Quality Field Investigation

To Register: Print this flyer and mail or fax to the park (information on flyer).

For more information contact the park's education specialist.

Inquiry Field Investigations and Data Sharing
Free
Dates and Locations:
June 26-27, 2014, Grand Coulee, Washington
August 1-2, 2014 Astoria, Oregon
August 6-7, 2014 Spokane, Washington

Workshop Features:

  • Formulate questions about an outdoor site
  • Design and conduct a research project/experiment
  • Prepare to conduct your own program supported by The River Mile model programs
  • Learn how to share data you and your students collect with scientists and The River Mile Network.
  • Part 2 of the 2 part training.

To register: print this flyer and mail or fax to the park (information on flyer).

ArcGIS Online for Education
8:00AM-5:00PM
TBD
Learn about GIS and how you can use it with your students in a variety of applications and settings. Explore creating online maps, collecting and adding data to those maps, share maps in galleries, use mobile devices and learn about additional opportunitites with ArcGIS.

Project WET
8:00AM-5:00PM
Learn how to incorporate environmental education into your existing science, language arts and social studies curriculums and The River Mile. Participants receive the most recent edition of the Project WET curriculum guide.Lessons are specifically chosen to support The River Mile projects.

Project Learning Tree and Project WILD
8:00AM-5:00PM
Learn how to incorporate environmental education into your exisiting science, language arts and social studies curriculums and The River Mile. Lessons are specifically chosen to support The River Mile projects.

Webinars
For more information and to register for a webinar send an email to the park's Education Specialist.

Introduction to The River Mile
This webinar is a program overview of The River Mile. A quick introduction to model programs, professional development opportunities for teachers and students, networking and data sharing, and research projects. And a discussion about group participation.

Date Options: All webinars will be open 15 minutes prior to the actual webinar start time.
To register, click on the date and time option listed below for which you wish to register.
Webinars are limited, so don't delay. Registration closes 1 work day prior.
June 13, 2014, 1:00 PM
June 16, 2014, 3:30 PM
July 2, 2014, 10:00 AM
July 17, 2014, 5:00 PM
July 22, 2014, 11:00 AM

Introduction to ArcGIS Online

This webinar is an overview of the online mapping program ArcGIS Online. In this overview you will see what is available through the free online capabilities as well as through the subscription service for organizations. See what you can do with maps!


Date Options: All webinars will be open 15 minutes prior to the actual webinar start time.
To register, click on the date and time option listed below for which you wish to register.
Webinars are limited, so don't delay. Registration closes 3 days prior.
Dates and Times:

June 13, 2014, 2:00 PM
June 16, 2014, 4:30 PM
July 2, 2014, 10:00 AM
July 17, 2014, 6:00 PM
July 22, 2014, 12:00 Noon

 
The River Mile Image Credit: NPS/LARO

Did You Know?

Ranger Andy guiding a walk at Fort Spokane

Summer ranger programs at Lake Roosevelt are a great way to combine your recreation experience with an understanding of the park's history and environment. Contact the park for program dates and times.