Fire Restrictions Established at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
In accordance with the 36 CFR §1.5(a)(1), Superintendent Dan Foster has established a restriction for campfires on the exposed lakebed. Campfires in park-provided fire grates at developed campgrounds are allowed. More »
The River Mile Professional Development
Upcoming and Past professional development opportunities:
In-Person 2014 Workshops
ELA and NGSS Together:
Instructor: Nancy Skerritt and Margaret Tudor
Dates and Locations:
June 24, 2014 Spokane, Washington
June 25, 2014 Grand Coulee, Washington
June 30, 2014 Pasco, Washington
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:
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.
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
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
To register: print this flyer and mail or fax to the park (information on flyer).
ArcGIS Online for Education
Introduction to The River Mile
Date Options: All webinars will be open 15 minutes prior to the actual webinar start time.
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!
Did You Know?
When the Grand Coulee Dam was finished and the lake filled, 11 towns were submerged. Every structure was cleared or burned. Soon, the rising waters covered the forlorn concrete foundations with water and darkness. Some towns died, others were built above the new lake, replacing what was lost.