Monday, February 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM PST
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 4:00 PM PST

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Spokane Conservation District 
210 N. Havana Spokane
Spokane, WA 99202

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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 Club

February 10 and 11, 2020
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, Spokane Conservation District and California Academy of Sciences


Spokane Conservation District Office
210 N Havana
Spokane, WA 99202

Click Here to Register

Extended Registration Deadlines:
Registration $50 per day
Closes J
anuary 27, 2020

Late Registration $75 per day
Closes February 7, 2020

Plus the cost of each kit ($100 each)

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

6543 N Burlington Ave.
Portland, OR 97203

We are offering 2 of the units!

Bug Safari explores small creatures with big environmental impacts.
February 10, 2020


Bird Scouts explores feathers, flight, and features that make birds unique.
February 11, 2020

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. 

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.

All participants must complete online training for each of the kits in which they have enrolled, prior to the in-person training.

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

Registration Information

Each organization or group 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! 

Registration Fees and Deadlines

$50 per person per day January 27, 2020
$75 per person per day February 7, 2020

Kit Purchase

Each organization or group is required to send 2 staff to the training and purchase a Science Action Club kit for each unit, Bird Scouts or Bug Safari, you wish to implement at your site or organization. You will need at least 1 kit for each program in which you wish to participate. Each kit is valued at $1,500, with costs highly subsidized thanks to SAC’s generous donors. This training hosted by the River Mile Network is offering SAC kits at $100 per kit but do not let cost discourage you from participating! For a limited time, you can apply for financial assistance to cover the costs of the kits(s). Assistance is available based on need.  Once registered, you will receive the instructions for obtaining your kit(s).  

Register Now!Early Registration Closes January 27, 2020
Late Registration Closes February 7, 2020


Check out our website!  therivermile.org