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 K-12 Science Learning Standards and the recently adopted Washington State 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.
There is no charge for student education programs, but reservations are required and may be made up to nine months in advance. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't delay in reserving a program.
Programs are generally available September through mid-June depending upon staff availability. Some programs are only available seasonally due to the type of program and weather conditions.
In addition to ranger-conducted programs and materials for loan we offer, most in partnership with other agencies, a number of education festivals.
Let our programs become a beneficial and enjoyable part of your students' studies!
The River Mile
The River Mile is a network of educators, students, resource managers, scientists and environmental educators in the Columbia River Watershed sharing what they know and learn about the Columbia River Watershed and sharing best practices, lessons learned, examples of participation, links to resources and collecting and sharing real world scientific data. It is a participant driven approach to learning, researching and exploring the watershed health of the Columbia River.