Earth Partnership for Schools
at various locations in the Portland Metro area
We are now recruiting 6-8 schools for our RESTORE Summer Institute. RESTORE (Restoration, Education, Science, Training and Outreach for Regional Educators) trains teams of teachers and community partners to bring Earth Partnership for Schools back to their home states and communities.
Each school will be asked to bring a minimum of two teachers and one community partner/parent volunteer to the Institute. Schools invited to participate in the Institute will be selected for their commitment to the project and their ability to identify and recruit a school team. The Institute models interdisciplinary inquiry-based hands-on learning and provides teams time to develop school restoration action plans.
Earth Partnership engages students, teachers and community partners in restoring native habitats on schoolyards and nearby natural areas. The habitats they create together become learning grounds for science, math, language arts, social studies, student-led inquiry, service learning and unstructured nature play.
The Curriculum Model
The Earth Partnership K-12 curriculum guide contains more than 100 activities cross-referenced with curriculum standards, objectives and student assessment ideas
- Engages kids in learning and free-play in their own neighborhood natural areas
- Integrates with schools inside and out, where kids spend most of their daytime hours.
- Empowers children, youth and adults to act on behalf of natural communities where they live.
- Addresses climate change, water quality, native species and ecological literacy.
- Provides memorable experiences and inspiration for lifelong learning.
|Registration begins June 1st
Questions about registration?
Teachers and Community Volunteers ($100)
NOTE: Registration is based on a team registration of at least three people from one school. Each team must include at least one teacher and at least one parent or community volunteer.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COURSE CREDITS: Participants are eligible to receive up to three course credits from the University of Wisconsin. Tuition fees are waived for particpants ($2500 value). However, participants will be required to pay the $84 University of Wisconsin application fee.
What will I receive for participating in this workshop
PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE . . .
Opportunities to learn strategies for incorporating science inquiry tied to state science benchmarks in the classroom using the RESTORE curriculum.
Waiver of tuition for three course credits from the Unviersity of Wisonsin ($2500 value). Participants must only pay the $84 application fee.
Curriculum book with hands-on lessons for the classroom
Field trips to native habitat restoration sites and school gardens
Connections to community resources and partners.
Dinner for Friday night sessions and snacks/drinks each day
Training Date and Times
Sept 23 (5-8 pm)
Sept 24 (9-4 pm)
Oct 21 (5-8 pm)
Oct 22 (9-4 pm)
Nov 18 (5-8 pm)
Nov 19 (9-4 pm)
March 10 (9-4 pm)
Maps and Directions
C.R.E.S.T (Center for Research in Environmental Studies and Technologies) in Wilsonville. click here for directions
OSU Extension Learning Gardens
The LGLab is located in SE Portland on 60th Ave across from Brentwood Park between Duke and Flavel. 6801 SE 60th Ave. Portland, OR 97206 USA
Bolton Primary School
5933 Holmes Street West Linn, OR 97068
Hotels and Lodging
University of Wisconsin Arboretum
Earth Partnership for Schools is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Children’s Health and Environmental Education, U.S. Forest Service, More Kids in the Woods and by foundations corporations and your generous contributions
Oregon 4-H Youth Program
US Fish and Wildlife Tualatin Refuge
Bolton Primary School and the
West Linn School District