The Diack Ecology Education Program provides a system of grants, workshops and

resources that are distributed to teachers and students in Oregon to encourage them to involve youth in field-based science inquiry and ecology studies. Field-based science inquiry provides the perfect opportunity to get students out of the classroom and into the natural world. 

The Diack Ecology Education Program and the  Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School invite you to participate in a free teacher training focused on field-based science inquiry at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston, Oregon on Presidents Day weekend, February 18 - 20, 2023. This three day workshop will provide hands-on opportunities in the field as well as classroom time to develop curriculum tools and strategies that promote student-driven field-based science inquiry projects from K - 12. Attending teachers can also apply for a $2,000 grant ($6000 if you work collaboratively with at least two other teachers) for classroom equipment and resources for field-based inquiry investigations from the Diack Ecology Education Program. This training is sponsored by the Diack Ecology Education Program of the Oregon Science Teachers Association and the Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School (JGEMS), a public charter school in Salem, Oregon, focusing on field-based environmental science. Contact Mike Weddle for more information or to register. mkweddle@comcast.net

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