Teacher Professional Development

        Teachers listening to Clint McCay while looking at St. Helena

June 17-21, 2024-Climate Resilience in the North Bay

Attention K-6 Teachers

We invite you to join us for an inspiring 5-day workshop where you will learn about local climate change issues from 5 different local organizations. Each day you will be introduced to the work they do in adapting and mitigating the effects of our changing climate and how you can approach the subject with young students in ways that don't overwhelm but educate and inspire them to take action. There will be field trips in the morning followed by afternoons developing lessons with fellow educators. Receive a $750 stipend and an additional $250 for lesson implementation. CEU credits are available. 

Day 1-Pepperwood Preserve -A morning hike through the grasslands at Pepperwood to learn about the fire ecology and resilience of this important local ecosystem. 

Day 2-LandPaths-Spend the morning at Beyer Farm in Santa Rosa and learn how to engage students in the garden with curriculum and activities that offer hands-on learning opportunities.

Day 3-Sonoma Water-Take a tour of the water system at the Russian River and hear from one of our Climate Resiliency Engineers on how Sonoma Water is preparing for a future with longer droughts and more intense flood events. 

Day 4-Sonoma County Regional Parks-This day will be spent learning and kayaking at Bodega Bay with an educator from NOAA's Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary who will share activities related to the changes occurring in our oceans.  

Day 5-Sonoma Clean Power-Visit their Customer Service Center in downtown Santa Rosa and learn how electrification is part of the climate change solution and how you can partner with Sonoma Water to teach students about renewable energy. 

Contact with questions. 



Teacher Workshop 2024 Flyer ADA- Final.pdf