Welcome to Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area's Parks as Classrooms educational opportunities. The recreation area protects some outstanding natural and cultural features. With such diverse resources, Lake Roosevelt has a lot to offer educators. Parks As Classrooms programs can be timed to introduce concepts, reinforce understanding, or stimulate culminating projects within a teaching unit. All programs are designed to help teachers meet Washington State's education standards such as Common Core State Standards for English Landuage Arts and Mathematics, the Washington State 2009 K-12 Science Learning Standards and the newly adopted Washington State 2013 K-12 Science Learning Standards (Next Generation Science Standards).
In-park programs feature authentic learning that actively engages students and teachers with the park. Ranger-conducted classroom programs bring curriculum-based education experiences to your school. Enhance your students' understanding of the national parks, the environment, and local history with hard to find props and materials by borrowing a traveling trunk! All programs and materials are aligned with state and national education standards.
Lake Roosevelt NRA also sponsors several education festivals throughout the year. A pre-registration flyer or website link for each festival can be found below as they are available for registration.
The River Mile Natural Resource Career Skills Day
This unique "career fair" is designed to be the first step towards an internship and future career with the National Park Service or other natural resource agency.Learn career and job skills that students could use in working with their outdoor classrooms and to learn more about career options in natural resources.
Balde Eagle Festival
Student Discovery Week
The River Mile Student Science Symposium
Fur Trade Festival