Teacher Workshops

Two female teachers study a clipboard while out in the woods.
The 2017 Exploring Earth Science Teacher Workshop

Instructional Teacher Workshops

The instructional teacher workshops take teachers out of the classroom and into the outdoor world they will explore with their students. Workshop attendance is required before participating in a curriculum-based education program.

At the workshops, park rangers familiarize teachers with the field trip site and demonstrate the activities planned for students. They explain what is expected of teachers, rangers, students, and chaperons on field trips. Rangers also provide information for completing classroom pre-visit and post-visit activities. Workshops ensure that teachers and their students get the most out of the field trip to Shenandoah National Park. Workshops may satisfy school district requirements for developmental training and recertification points.

Kindergarten - 1st grade
Teacher Workshop will be offered on August 9, 2018. For more information, download the 2018 workshop brochure (387kb pdf).

2nd - 5th grade
Teacher Workshop offered annually, usually in September. For more information, download the 2018 workshop brochure (144kb pdf).

7th - 12th grade (Exploring Earth Science)
Teacher Workshop offered periodically.

Contact the Shenandoah National Park Education Office for information on current workshop schedule and professional development opportunities like the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program.

Phone: (540) 999-3500 ext. 3489
Email: email us at shen_education@nps.gov

Last updated: March 8, 2018

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