August 18-20, 2020
Ancient Forest Center
The Diack Ecology Education Program and the Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School invite you to participate in a free science teacher training focused on field-based science inquiry .
This two-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 kindergarten through high school. 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. Participating teachers will receive a $100 stipend for attending.
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.
What you will learn
· Field-based science inquiry with your students, from the first visit to the field site to final presentation of the investigation’s results.
· The opportunity to carry out a science inquiry investigation at Opal Creek.
· Curriculum integration - how to use this as an opportunity for students to apply the skills and knowledge they learn in the classroom to engaging and meaningful field-based projects.
· Logistical concerns - time, funding, safety and developing community partnerships.
· The opportunity to use a variety of equipment which your students could use in their investigations.
For more information and to register, contact Mike Weddle at