$56 – $200

Multicultural Environmental Education for K - 12 Educators 2018

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NatureBridge in Olympic National Park

111 Barnes Point Road

Port Angeles, WA 98363

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This experiential and lecture based workshop for classroom teachers and environmental educators working with K - 12 students is facilitated by Running Grass, Founder and Executive Director of Three Circles Center for Multicultural Environmental Education, with the support of NatureBridge educators. A short survey and reading/writing assignment prior to the workshop will prepare participants for the experience. During the workshop participants will:

  • Explore personal racial and cultural histories that shape their interactions with students.
  • Receive frameworks and resources that lend insight into the rich environmental histories and perspectives embedded in the backgrounds of their students and how they can be applied in environmental learning.
  • Examine curricula and observe teaching strategies that support all students in the outdoor classroom.
  • Explore multicultural connections to science and outdoor education.
  • Interact with other experts and program leaders by video conference.

Indoor instruction will be balanced with reflective outdoor experiences.

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. Check out NatureBridge's Clothing and Equipment List for more details.

9. What is the alcohol policy for adults on the NatureBridge campus? No alcohol is permitted when student groups are on campus for residential environmental science programs. Nearby, the Singer Tavern Lounge at Lake Crescent Lodge is open to the public May through December.

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? All participants are briefed on safety during workshop introductions. 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 phone reception on the NatureBridge campus? Yes, most cell phones have service. Participants also have access to a landline is located in the Rosemary Inn's Fireside Room.

12. Does NatureBridge have wifi? Yes, wifi is available in meeting and dining spaces, but not available in standard or historic 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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