Friday, April 14, 2023
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM PDT


Online and In-Person at
The Reach Museum
1943 Columbia Park Trails
Richland, WA 99352


Janice Elvidge
The River Mile Network


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 watershed and beyond.

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. 



Thank you to the National Park Service for their support. Follow The River Mile on Facebook and our website: www.therivermile.org.


The River Mile Network

Inquiry, Exploration and Service Learning in the Sagebrush Ecosystem

K-12th Grade Hybrid Educators Training

April 14, 2023
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: The Reach Museum
1943 Columbia Park Trails
Richland, WA 99352

+ Online Anywhere!

A Joint Education Training Opportunity

Presented by:

The River Mile Network, National Park Service, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, Lake Roosevelt Forum, and Engaging Every Student

6 Free WA STEM Clock Hours Awarded

Certificates of Completion Used for PDUs
in Oregon and Other States Also Provided

Option for 1 full graduate continuing education
credit for Idaho educators and others


Register Now! 

Registration Deadline: When full or April 13, 2023

Hands-On Resources, Curriculum,
Refreshments + In-Service Credit!

Join Rick Reynolds, veteran educator and author of Inquiry, Exploration, and Service Learning in the Sagebrush Ecosystem and Janice Elvidge from the National Park Service and The River Mile Network as we explore a variety of resources from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Audubon, BLM, and other partners. Earn PDUs while exploring hands-on NGSS/STEAM activities in beautiful Spokane, WA and/or online from anywhere. Help us inspire students to think critically about sagebrush ecosystems and ways to protect them and their fascinating species!


  • Introduction to the sagebrush ecosystem and trunks with hands-on materials
  • Overview of lesson plans aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards + Common Core State Standards
  • Hands-on/interactive online activities
  • Native plants of the sagebrush ecosystem
  • More lessons + hands-on activities

FREE Resources
  • Teacher’s Guide adaptable for grades K-12 with reproducible handouts
  • Sagebrush Ecosystem posters

More Free Resources available for You to Use with Your Students

  • Hands-on trunks for loan with skulls, tech, etc.
  • Videos, multimedia presentations, and more!

Online Resources


Credit and Clock Hours

Professional development hours are available for all teachers! Idaho PD credit is available, Washington STEM clock hours and certificates of completion are all available. Please indicate which you need on your registration.  


Check out our website!  therivermile.org

Register Now!

 Registration Closes when full or April 13, 2023