June 25, 2015 – June 27, 2015 all-day

Coastal Science Explorations with NOAA and NatureBridge will include three days of outdoor hands-on science learning in Marin County, California. This workshop will be great for your teaching and fun for you! We will explore three beautiful coastal parks – China Camp State Park, Marin Headlands, and Point Reyes National Seashore – to study the San Francisco Estuary and Pacific Ocean. At the end of the workshop, teachers will feel more confident in their ability to incorporate citizen science projects into their classrooms and connect their in-class and outdoor learning. Links to the Next Generation Science Standards will be made throughout the course. Registration is limited to 20 teachers.

Workshop leaders are expert scientists and naturalists, with profound passion for education. They include: Jennifer Stock, Education Coordinator for Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Sarah Ferner, Education Coordinator for San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (both former Environmental Science Educators for NatureBridge), Estrella Risinger, Educational Initiatives Manager for NatureBridge, as well as a current NatureBridge Environmental Science Educator.

Who is this workshop for?
Content is geared towards 5th and 6th grade teachers (with teams of teachers strongly encouraged), although teachers of all grade levels are welcome to apply.

$125 stipend available upon completion, funded by a generous grant from NOAA’s Office of Education.

To apply:
Please complete this short application online. Our goal is to put together a diverse group of curious and committed teachers with a variety of past experiences and interests – new and veteran teachers welcome! The workshop organizers will select teachers in early March and will be in touch with all applicants.

For more information:
Contact Estrella Risinger at erisinger@naturebridge.org or 415-754-9022