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Professional Development opportunities at NatureBridge

by rochelle on Jan. 22nd, 2012 2 Comments

Our friends over at NatureBridge Golden Gate are offering teacher professional development programs! They can help you bring the natural world into your classroom to help teach science, math, and language arts standards.
NatureBridge Professional Development


Bring the Outside In
Saturday, February 25, 2012

Learn simple strategies for building community, using nature in lessons, and getting your students outdoors. Open to any educator, traditional and nontraditional.

NatureBridge Professional Development
Lessons from the Ocean
Saturday, March 10, 2012

Use the ocean to teach math, science, and language arts skills. Learn a plastics-in-the-ocean activity, learn more about ocean acidification’s effect on food webs, and explore cultural connections to the bay and the ocean. Content is focused on grades 5–8.

NatureBridge Professional Development
Our Changing Climate
Saturday, April 21, 2012

Learn to teach basic climate science and how to empower your students to take action. Practice teaching the carbon cycle, investigate “garbology,” and develop simple student action projects. Content is focused on grades 5–8.


Each session includes lunch and a take-away teaching toolkit that contains ready-to-use resources for the classroom.

Time: Workshops are from 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: Chinese American International School, San Francisco
Cost: Free! Stipends available for those that attend two or more workshops this spring with another teacher from your school ($100 per person).
For more information: visit their website or contact Amy Osborne, aosborne@naturebridge.org

2 Comments So Far

  1. l baranda on Feb. 1st, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    I am always on the lookout for science related topics for early learners and although I see really interesting topics being offered here, they are for older students only. Any chance offerings for early educations teachers would be really welcomed.

  2. rochelle on Feb. 8th, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    What a great question! We wish there was more PD for the younger students, but check out this great week-long training just for K-2 teachers. Read More >>

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