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Learning from a Distance for K - 12 Teachers in Olympic National Park 2018

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NatureBridge in Olympic National Park

111 Barnes Point Road

Port Angeles, WA 98363

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This workshop is open to K - 12 teachers who did not participate in Learning from a Distance in August 2017.

K - 12 teachers are invited to explore Olympic National Park for four summer days with national park staff and NatureBridge educators. Participants will:

  • Learn about technology that will connect students in the classroom to a wealth of educational opportunities available through Olympic National Park.
  • Collaborate with grade level peers in creating classroom content to use with Olympic National Park's distance learning programs.
  • Explore different Olympic National Park ecosystems that may include the Hoh Rain Forest, Ruby Beach, and Hurricane Ridge.
  • Learn about robust curriculum connections to park cultural and natural resources.
  • Receive resources about STEM-related career choices to share with your students in the classroom.

National Park Service funding provides for free clock hours and 100% tuition reimbursement with course completion and submission of a lesson plan.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What are the sleeping arrangements? Participants sleep in heated dorm-style cabins with three bunk beds in each bedroom. Three adults will be assigned to each room.

2. Do the standard cabins have bathrooms? Some do, some do not. A nearby bathhouse with group and individual private bathrooms is easily accessible by a well-lit path.

3. Can I choose my roommate? Yes. Please give your preference when you register.

4. Are the cabins locked? Cabins require a code for entry.

5. Are linens provided? Yes. NatureBridge provides fitted and flat sheets, pillow case, pillow, comforter, and one towel. Some participants bring their own bedding for personal comfort.

6. Can we pitch tents or park RVs on campus or in the parking area? No. The closest campgrounds are at Fairholme, Shadow Mountain, and Log Cabin Resort.

7. What is the weather like at the NatureBridge campus on Barnes Point? Campus has a moderate marine climate with pleasant summers (50 - 70 degrees F) and mild, wet winters (35 to 45 degrees F). Average rainfall is more than 60”/year.

8. What clothing should I bring to be comfortable? Participants may be outdoors from 9 am to 4 pm with extended hiking and standing activities. Bring comfortable hiking/walking shoes, non-cotton socks, and three layers of clothing: base layer, insulating layer, and outer/weather resistant layer. Participants receive a detailed packing list prior to arrival.

9. What is the alcohol policy for adults on the NatureBridge campus? No alcohol is permitted when student groups are on campus. Nearby, Lake Crescent Lodge, open April through October, has a full bar open to the public.

10. What is the smoking policy on the NatureBridge campus? All buildings are no smoking areas. Smoking tobacco is permitted only in the general campus parking lot. Marijuana products are not allowed on federal land, which includes NatureBridge campus.

11. What do we need to know about safety? The workshop introduction includes a safety briefing for participants. NatureBridge educators have Wilderness First Responder certification. Calling 911 from cell phones or campus land lines alerts local resources. The nearest hospital is in Port Angeles, 30 minutes from campus.

11. Is there cell phones reception on the NatureBridge campus? Yes, most cell phones work on our campus. The landline is located in the Rosemary Inn Fireside Room.

12. Does NatureBridge have wifi with Internet access? Wifi is available in the main buildings where workshops take place; however, wifi is not available in the standard cabins where participants sleep.

14. Can we bring pets? Our campus does not allow pets in any of the buildings. Dogs can be on leash on the NatureBridge campus and on certain designated trails; however, they are not allowed on any major trails in Olympic National Park.

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