Community Resources for Schools
Community organizations, businesses, and other agencies offer these resources for Sonoma County teachers and students.
Learn about Dominican University’s credential program, June 12
05/24/2013 - Have you thought about becoming a teacher? Come to the Ukiah Center of Dominican University of California’s open house on Wednesday, June 12, from 6:00–7:15pm. Informal discussions about the steps for becoming a teacher will take place in the Dominican Library, 2240 Old River Road, Ukiah. For more information, visit the Dominican University website, find them on Facebook, or call (707) 463-4800.
Free vegetable seeds for school gardens
04/29/2013 - The United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) supports school gardens as part of the People’s Garden Initiative. Fungicide-free seeds are available at no charge and include sunflowers (flowers and seed), mixed squash, chard (rainbow mix), cilantro, parsnips, gourds, watermelon, salad blend, green beans, and others. Interested schools should contact Beverlee Block at email@example.com. For more information on the People’s Garden visit www.usda.gov.
TeenNat: Pepperwood offers internship for teens
04/11/2013 - This summer, Pepperwood is debuting an innovative new internship program for 13-17 year olds entitled “TeenNat.” This free internship, which runs three days per week between July 9 and August 9, 2013, provides an opportunity for teens to become naturalists and participate in science and art while exploring a 3,200-acre nature preserve.
Participating teens will join Pepperwood’s education and research staff to learn how to gather biological data using digital cameras and GPS units – data that will be used by Pepperwood researchers as well as scientists around the world. Their photography will be publicly displayed in Pepperwood’s exhibit hall and, as an added bonus, participants will get to keep their new cameras.
Applications for TeenNat are due by May 1. For details on the application procedure, visit the Pepperwood website.
Galileo Teacher Training Program, July 20-21
04/01/2013 - The goal of the Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) is to develop and present workshops using Galileo’s telescopic investigations to teach the process of science, problem-solving, and collaboration in an inquiry-based education framework, resulting in an ongoing and evolving teacher professional development opportunity for modeling science process in the classroom.
A Hands-on Astronomy Workshop for Grade 3-12 Teachers
Presented by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Saturday-Sunday, July 20-21, 2013 | 8:30am–5:00pm
San Jose State University, San Jose
Registration and more information
Bay Area Project ASTRO Teacher, Apply by 5/29
04/01/2013 - In Project ASTRO, about 35 grade 3-9 teachers and youth group educators from around the Bay Area are paired each year with volunteer astronomers who have an interest in working with local schools and community centers. Together, educators and astronomers participate in a two-day summer workshop, receive astronomy resource materials, and develop a strategy for working together in and out of the classroom.
Friday & Saturday, August 2–3, 2013
9:00am – 4:30pm
San Mateo County Office of Education,Redwood City
Apply by May 29