Teacher Professional Development

2019 Climate Connections Poster
2019 Climate Connections Poster

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Climate Connections

In summer of 2019, join the Crater Lake Science & Learning Center and Southern Oregon University as we set off across the Klamath Circle of Discovery to learn how climate change affects our parks.

Click here to download the teacher's guide for the trip!

Click here to meet the 2019 Climate Connections cohort!


Teachers will

  • Travel for two weeks with Science & Learning Center staff

  • Lodge in a mix of rustic park research housing and modern accomodations at all of the parks in the Klamath Circle of Discovery
  • Gain special access to park staff and resources
  • Explore outside as much as possible (hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, etc.)
  • Visit other types of public lands along the way


Teachers will leave the workshop able to

  • Explain clearly how climate change works
  • Describe clear evidence of climate change
  • Discuss the effects of climate change on National Park resources
  • Describe educational opportunities provided by each of the Klamath Network’s national parks
  • Use their knowledge of climate change in the parks to construct an academic unit
  • Critique current climate change education materials for accuracy and efficacy
  • Develop a teaching philosophy that includes a global-scale perspective


Workshop dates: July 7 - 19, 2019
Meeting place:
Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
Cost $1500*: This price includes all activities, instruction, ground transportation, lodging, breakfasts, and lunches during the workshop. This price does not include travel to and from the workshop, dinners, incidentals, or graduate credit from Southern Oregon University.

*Partial scholarships are available!

Three graduate credits are available through Southern Oregon University for an additional $210.

Please email our education coordinator for more information or call (541) 594-3092.

Last updated: June 28, 2019