Science in the Outdoors: Empowering Student Scientists

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Hours for Learning Activity:

6 learning hours

Date and Time:

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 8:30am to 3:30pm

Registration Deadline:

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 5:00pm


Schoolyards and our own communities can be amazing windows into the diversity of plant and animal life. In this Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) focused workshop, we will explore how to help students develop a deeper understanding of local ecosystems and organisms through observing and documenting nature in their neighborhoods! Participants will be introduced to citizen science resources and tools that can help students develop an understanding of envionmental science content and the practices of scientific inquiry. Engaging in citizen science activities and associated lessons can support students in developing a personal relationship with science and in identifying as someone who can do science! This workshop can also help prepare you to engage your class in the 2019 City Nature Challenge which runs April 26-May 5. This course is most appropriate for educators of students in grades K-8.

How to Register:

Course fee for 6 STEM clock hours: $78 - This fee includes the cost of 6 Washington state-approved STEM clock hours, course materials, zoo admission and snacks. 

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Contact Email:

Contact Phone:

206.548.2424 x 4