TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS
Okanogan Nature Camp: Resources for Home Learning
Schools are closed, so here are some of our favorite activities to get you outside with your family 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!
We're here for you.
We know people ask a lot from teachers. That's why 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.
"Thank you for, once again, providing a fun and informational learning experience for our 2nd graders. They come away from your activities with new knowledge and they talked about your lessons for several days." - Jill Streeter, Virginia Grainger Elementary School.
"Thank you for teaching me about the Ponderosa Pine. I had a lot of fun." -Oroville 3rd grader
Stream Table Programs
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. Programs are available for grades K-12.
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 K-12 students outside.
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. Regional competition takes place in April. In 2017, Okanogan Conservation District will host the event. Learn more about the competition at waenvirothon.org