Saturday, April 6, 2019 
Monday, April 15, 2019

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT


Spokane, WA
Portland, OR 



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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Investigating Crayfish
+ Freshwater Ecosystems
Science K-12 Educator Workshop

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

A Joint Education Training Opportunity

Presented by:

National Park Service, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, Engaging Every Student and Spokane River Forum 


April 6, 2019 
Water Pollution Control Lab 
(at beautiful Cathedral Park on the Willamette River)
6543 N Burlington Ave. 
Portland, OR 97203


April 15, 2019
Davenport Grand Hotel
333 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201

Click Here to Register

Registration Deadlines:
When full, or March 27th and April 5, 2019 

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

6543 N Burlington Ave.
Portland, OR 97203

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

Learn to engage grade 2-12 students in fascinating crayfish studies in this hands-on STEAM workshop. Rick Reynolds, veteran educator and author of Investigating Crayfish + Freshwater Ecosystems, will team up with other partners from The River Mile Network to step you through student activities including scientific investigations in your local watershed. Gain confidence to participate with The River Mile's Crayfish Study to support important research by scientists and wildlife managers.


  • Intro. to crayfish + freshwater ecosystems with hands-on materials
  • Overview of lesson plans aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards + Common Core State Standards
  • Hands-on activities, including some outside based on location
  • Learn how to participate in the citizen science project
  • Lunch (included)—can be enjoyed outside! 
  • More lessons + hands-on activities

Learn how different tools can be used to monitor native and invasive crayfish, assess water quality, and collect, analyze, and share data and student observations to benefit people and wildlife. Meet NGSS and CCSS while integrating the arts and all content areas.

You can earn PD contact hours or college credit through participation in this enjoyable Saturday experience which will include time to network. Space is limited, so please RSVP here. Participants are asked to bring their own tablet and/or other mobile devices, if possible. 

Data collection and submission is open May 1st through October 31st. 

Credit and Clock Hours

Free Clock Hours are available for Washington teachers and certificates of participation will be provided to all Oregon teachers.  Idaho university professional development credit is also available. Contact us for more information.

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 March 27th and April 5th.