Water Workshop

Laying the Groundwork: Oregon’s Hidden Water Resources

Teacher Workshop – FULL

Groundwater is one of our most important natural resources. However, as our climate warms, availability of groundwater for drinking, farming and supporting wildlife is becoming a major concern. That is especially true for Central Oregon.

Join us for a 3-day educator workshop to explore the geology, hydrology and social aspects of groundwater. Daily presenters include scientists, water managers and farmers who will describe their efforts to study and sustainably utilize this important resource. Aimed at upper elementary and middle school teachers, particularly teaching in rural areas, this workshop will combine classroom learning with fun, in-the-field activities. Teachers will receive a $600 stipend ($200 per day), lunches, and a supply budget. We will also provide resources, including ready-to-go, engaging, hands-on activities for your students and facilitation methods for teaching and discussing water resources. The workshop will be at the High Desert Museum, as well as field sites around Central Oregon.

Dates:  Monday, July 31 – Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Time: 8:30am – 9:00am check-in, coffee & conversation | 9:00am – 5:00pm Workshop

For more information, contact Sara Pelleteri educationprograms@highdesertmuseum.org or 541-382-4754 x306

This workshop is currently FULL! Please sign up below if you are interested in being added to the waitlist. While all teachers can sign up, we hope to prioritize educators who currently teach at rural schools.