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June 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Investigating Invasive Species with Washington Pest Watch for Grades 3-8

Tolmie State Park, Olympia

Saturday, June 25, 2022, 10 AM to 2 PM

Attention Formal Educators of Grades 3-8 in the South Puget Sound region!

Scotch broom, zebra mussels, and citrus longhorned beetles…oh my! Washington is being invaded! Join Pacific Education Institute and the Washington Invasive Species Council for a deep dive into a state-wide project that empowers students to become “first detectors” in identifying and reporting invasive species in their schoolyards and communities.

In this engaging IN-PERSON* and MINIMAL SCREEN workshop, we will introduce formal educators of grades 3 through 8 to the free Washington Pest Watch curriculum and model the use of these resources to design meaningful learning experiences for students. You will be motivated to get your students outside and join the hunt for some of Washington’s most notorious invaders!

Participants will receive:

  • 4 Washington State approved STEM clock hours
  • A $50 participation stipend

*Please Note: this workshop will be held in-person only at Tolmie State Park in Olympia. This is a state park which requires a Discover Pass to park on site. You must have a Discover Pass for your vehicle or be willing to carpool with someone who does. You can purchase a Discover pass for the day for $11.50 or an annual pass for $35. This cost is not included in the registration of the workshop. Carpooling is highly encouraged as the parking lot can fill up quickly on the weekend. We will support coordination of carpooling for those who do not have a pass. Please answer the questions in the Additional Information section below.

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June 25
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Pacific Education Institute