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Conservation Education

 Education programs include K-12, adult education, events, and occasional workshops to build resilience and conservation

skills. Residents and visitors should have knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about natural resources.

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high school students collecting vegetation data with a quadrat
high school students examine soil pit for Envirothon

Preschool-12th Grade Programs 

We provide engaging, hands-on activities linked to state standards. We can customize activities to fit your curriculum. Programs are also available for youth organizations and homeschool groups. Here are some of our most popular programs:

 

Stream Table  

Bring a creek to your classroom! Our stream table is a fun and exciting way for students to cover earth and biological science topics like the water cycle, erosion and deposition, and river ecology.

 

Envirothon 

It's knowledge bowl for natural resources! High school students compete in teams of 5 to see who knows the most about natural resources. County winners continue on to the State Envirothon competition, where teams compete for a spot in the international Envirothon. 

2022 Garden Education Curriculum

View this guide here
An integrated hands-on teaching curriculum for kindergarten through sixth grade, incorporating outdoor and science education into the garden environment while exploring children’s senses and wonder of nature.

Adult Education Programs 

When funding is available, we offer classes, workshops, and field days for adults to improve their conservation and resilience skills. Stay tuned to our Events page for upcoming learning opportunities. Suggestions welcome!

Field STEM 

Take your students to the outdoor classroom! Our field-based programs get down and sometimes dirty exploring the habitats and natural resources of Okanogan County. Sign up for an annual field excursion or set up an ongoing field investigation. We'll provide the support you need to get students outside. 

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Okanogan Nature Camp: Resources for Home Learning

If COVID-19 concerns have your kids learning remotely, here are some of our favorite activities to get you outside to have fun, explore, and learn about your local ecology. We've also created a list of community science projects you can help with online. Wouldn't it be cool to turn social distancing into data that can help conserve our local natural resources?

 

Post pics of your discoveries to our Facebook page with #OKNatureCamp and teach us all something new!

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