Wednesday June 19, 2019

9:00 AM to 3:30PM PDT


Coulee Dam, WA



Janice Elvidge
NPS Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

The River Mile Mission Statement
To foster investigation and understanding of the Columbia River Watershed and to promote watershed health 

The River Mile is…
…a network of educators, students, resource managers, scientists and  environmental educators in the  Columbia River Watershed sharing what they know and learn about the Columbia River Watershed and sharing best practices, lessons learned, examples of participation, links to resources and collecting and sharing real world scientific data.  It is a participant driven approach to learning, researching and exploring the watershed health of the Columbia River.

 Students and teachers are engaged in the practices of scientists and resource  managers as they become intimately familiar with their  outdoor classroom by spending time in the field inventorying, monitoring, analyzing, investigating and researching site discoveries. 



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Out-Of-School Programs
Training Opportunity
Science Action Clubs

August 19-20, 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

A Joint Education Training Opportunity

Presented by:

National Park Service, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, The River Mile Network and California Academy of Sciences


Lake Roosevelt Jr./Sr. High School
505 Crest Drive
Coulee Dam, WA 99116

Click Here to Register

Registration Deadlines:
When full or August 5, 2019

 UPDATE: Registration Fees Waived! Register and let us know you are comining! 

Water Pollution Control Lab
(at Cathedral Park on the river)

6543 N Burlington Ave.
Portland, OR 97203


We are offering 2 of the units this August.  They are:

Bug Safari explores small creatures with big environmental impacts.
August 19, 2019

Bird Scouts explores feathers, flight, and features that make birds unique.
August 20, 2019

You may register for 1 or both!

"Designed by the California Academy of Sciences, Science Action Club is a nationwide STEM program for middle school youth in out-of-school time. Through games, projects, and hands-on activities, youth in SAC use citizen science to explore nature, connect with scientists, and design strategies to protect our planet.

SAC’s science and nature units spark curiosity, build scientific skills, and help youth develop STEM identities.All three units are available in English and bilingual English-Spanish. Our sliding scale fee structure ensures equity and access for all program providers."

Kits are availble for purchase through this workshop.  Price varies due to their sliding scale fee structure. 


Note: Each organization is required to send 2 staff to the training and purchase a kit for each unit you wish to obtain and use. DO NOT LET THIS DISCOURAGE YOU FROM PARTICIPATING!  The National Park Service is sponsoring 10 kits and the California Academy of Sciences works with groups to ensure access.

What’s Included

SAC kits and professional development resources make it easy for out-of-school time staff to lead SAC investigations with youth—no prior experience necessary!

Each kit includes exclusive access to:

»»12 fun activity plans for 60-90 minute club sessions.
»»Science tools and supplies for 20 youth in grades 5-8.
»»Bonus activities and resources
»»An interactive, self-paced, online training for educators.

For more information about Science Action Clubs.....

Credit and Clock Hours

Free Clock Hours are available for Washington teachers and certificates of participation will be provided to all Oregon teachers.  Contact us for more information.

More Training Opportunities!
Also at Lake Roosevelt Jr./Sr. High School!

Check out:

Crayfish Study and Water Quality Monitoring with IdaH2O
August 21st
Learn More.....

Sagebrush Training
August 22nd
Information and to register

Save The Date!

November 18, 2019 
The River Mile Network's Crayfish Conference
Spokane, Washington
Davenport Hotel

Join fellow educators, students, resource managers and researchers in exploring all things crayfish!  

More information coming soon......


Check out our website!  therivermile.org

Register Now! Registration Closes August 5, 2019