For Teachers and Community Educators–
Educational and professional development opportunities are available this summer for teachers interested in expanding their curriculum to include an emphasis on Cascade Range volcanoes. The USGS-CVO, in cooperation with other agencies, offers these workshops and resources for community and classroom educators.
- Mount St. Helens Teacher Workshop, June 24-26, 2013. This three-day workshop, offered at the Coldwater Science and Learning Center, provides information and resources for your school’s field trip to Mount St. Helens. More information will be posted soon by the Mount St. Helens Institute at http://www.mshinstitute.org.
- Mount Rainier Teacher Workshop, July 29-August 2, 2013. This five-day classroom and field-based workshop at the Mount Rainier Education Center offers information, classroom activities, and resources for Mount Rainier and other Cascade Range volcanoes. More information will be posted soon on the Mount Rainier Teacher Professional Development, at http://www.nps.gov/mora/forteachers/professionaldevelopment.htm.
- STEM Fest Vancouver Science Festival, September 21-23, 2013. This will be a fun filled three-day Vancouver, WA, community science festival. Watch the STEM Fest website, http://www.stem-fest.com, for schedule details as the date approaches.
- National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), October 24-26, 2013. While participating in NSTA conference in Portland, OR, sign up for a half-day field trip to USGS-CVO and visit USGS-CVO’s volcano session during the NSTA meeting. NSTA information is available by clicking NSTA webpage, http://www.nsta.org/conferences/2013por/