May
23
2:00 PM14:00

Regional Farm to School & ECE Gatherings

Free- Walla Walla: RSVP here

The Washington State Farm to School Network is organizing a Regional Gathering in six locations around Washington State! School gardeners, school nutrition staff, educators, farmers, teachers, parents, childcare providers, and anyone else interested in farm to school in the region are encouraged to attend. Students welcome!
Please forward this on to everyone that might be interested.

At 2pm there will be a training/networking session on buying local food for school nutrition staff, farmers, childcare providers, and other attendees working on local foods in meal programs.

At 3:30pm school gardeners, educators, teachers, and all other farm to school partners will join the event to continue networking and growing farm to school in the region.

Pick a time when you sign up for a gathering!

Agendas include:

  • 2 - 3:30pm: Local food in school meals & early care: Procurement training/panel and networking for school nutrition staff, childcare providers, and farmers facilitated by WSDA Farm to School. CEU documentation for nutrition staff will be provided.

  • 3:30 - 4:30pm: Regional farm to school networking - School gardeners, educators, teachers, childcare providers, and any other farm to school partners will join school nutrition staff and farmers to talk about local farm to school and early care successes, challenges, and strategies for moving forward.

  • 4:30 - 5:30pm: Gathering regional input on Washington State Farm to School Network development & priorities

Agenda for Northwest Washington will be from 8:30am-3pm starting with a training for school garden educators and teachers organized by Viva Farms. Check out the Northwest WA agenda here!
Contact ciberle@agr.wa.gov if you are interested in organizing any other activities or components of the event in your region. 

Be sure to RSVP here

Thanks,

WA State Farm to School Network Coordination Team

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May
23
12:00 PM12:00

NAAEE Webinar: Collective Impact Evaluation

Organization: 

Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education

NAAEE

Rhode Island Environmental Education Association

We hope that you'll join us for the May installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series. Come learn about exciting work happening across the NAAEE Affiliate Network to evaluate environmental education at the state level and consider how you might do similar work in your state.

How can we tell our story more effectively to advance environmental education? Which measures speak the loudest? Katie Navin, Executive Director of the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (link is external), will discuss what CAAEE has learned from practitioners, funders, researchers, and national experts to create shared outcomes and collective evaluation in Colorado.

And join Jeanine Silversmith, Project Manager for the Rhode Island Environmental Education Association (link is external), to learn about Rhode Island’s statewide survey of K-12 educators and the successful partnerships that were informed by the results. Jeanine will share information about the development and implementation of the tool and give a brief update on their progress toward assessing student environmental literacy in Rhode Island. 

Register Now: NAAEE Webinars

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May
22
2:00 PM14:00

Regional Farm to School & ECE Gatherings

Free – Spokane: RSVP here

The Washington State Farm to School Network is organizing a Regional Gathering in six locations around Washington State! School gardeners, school nutrition staff, educators, farmers, teachers, parents, childcare providers, and anyone else interested in farm to school in the region are encouraged to attend. Students welcome!
Please forward this on to everyone that might be interested.

At 2pm there will be a training/networking session on buying local food for school nutrition staff, farmers, childcare providers, and other attendees working on local foods in meal programs.

At 3:30pm school gardeners, educators, teachers, and all other farm to school partners will join the event to continue networking and growing farm to school in the region.

Pick a time when you sign up for a gathering!

Agendas include:

  • 2 - 3:30pm: Local food in school meals & early care: Procurement training/panel and networking for school nutrition staff, childcare providers, and farmers facilitated by WSDA Farm to School. CEU documentation for nutrition staff will be provided.

  • 3:30 - 4:30pm: Regional farm to school networking - School gardeners, educators, teachers, childcare providers, and any other farm to school partners will join school nutrition staff and farmers to talk about local farm to school and early care successes, challenges, and strategies for moving forward.

  • 4:30 - 5:30pm: Gathering regional input on Washington State Farm to School Network development & priorities

Agenda for Northwest Washington will be from 8:30am-3pm starting with a training for school garden educators and teachers organized by Viva Farms. Check out the Northwest WA agenda here!

Contact ciberle@agr.wa.gov if you are interested in organizing any other activities or components of the event in your region. 

Be sure to RSVP here

Thanks,

WA State Farm to School Network Coordination Team

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May
16
6:30 PM18:30

How Spokane Owes Its Existence to the Ice Age Floods

Location: Northwest Museum of Art and Culture, 2316 W 1st Ave Spokane WA 99201
Auditorium - E.A. Johnston

Speaker: Dr. Linda McCollum

Cost: $10, suggested donation

In this lecture Dr. Linda McCollum, EWU Professor Emeritus of Geology, will review the profound effect the Ice Age Floods and their deposits have had on the Spokane areas landscape and the evidence suggesting that wooly mammoths may have walked from Pleasant Prairie across a broad floodplain to drink water from the Spokane River.

For more information, go to: Northwest Museum of Art and Culture

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May
16
2:00 PM14:00

Regional Farm to School & ECE Gatherings

FREE – Chelan: RSVP here

The Washington State Farm to School Network is organizing a Regional Gathering in six locations around Washington State! School gardeners, school nutrition staff, educators, farmers, teachers, parents, childcare providers, and anyone else interested in farm to school in the region are encouraged to attend. Students welcome!
Please forward this on to everyone that might be interested

At 2pm there will be a training/networking session on buying local food for school nutrition staff, farmers, childcare providers, and other attendees working on local foods in meal programs.

At 3:30pm school gardeners, educators, teachers, and all other farm to school partners will join the event to continue networking and growing farm to school in the region.

Pick a time when you sign up for a gathering!

Agendas include:

  • 2 - 3:30pm: Local food in school meals & early care: Procurement training/panel and networking for school nutrition staff, childcare providers, and farmers facilitated by WSDA Farm to School. CEU documentation for nutrition staff will be provided.

  • 3:30 - 4:30pm: Regional farm to school networking - School gardeners, educators, teachers, childcare providers, and any other farm to school partners will join school nutrition staff and farmers to talk about local farm to school and early care successes, challenges, and strategies for moving forward.

  • 4:30 - 5:30pm: Gathering regional input on Washington State Farm to School Network development & priorities

Agenda for Northwest Washington will be from 8:30am-3pm starting with a training for school garden educators and teachers organized by Viva Farms. Check out the Northwest WA agenda here!

Contact ciberle@agr.wa.gov if you are interested in organizing any other activities or components of the event in your region. 

Don’t forget to RSVP here

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May
2
6:30 PM18:30

Archaeology along the Spokane River


Remnants and Rails: Archaeology along the Southern Bank of the Spokane River at Riverfront Park

Speaker: Ms. Ashley Morton

Location: Northwest Museum of Art and Culture
2316 W 1st Ave Spokane WA 99201
E.A. Johnston Auditorium

Cost: Free admission

This last lecture in the 2018-2019 Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) series explores the results of recent archaeological surveys conducted in the Gondola Meadow and Looff Carrousel areas of Spokane’s Riverfront Park, which took place before the completion of the new recreational rink and carrousel buildings. 

For more information, go to: Northwest Museum of Art and Culture

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Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

The History of Inuit Printmaking in Canada

Location: Northwest Museum of History and Culture
2316 W 1st Ave Spokane WA 99201
Auditorium - E.A. Johnston

James Houston and the History of Inuit Printmaking in Canada

Speaker: Dr. Nadine Fabbi

Cost: $10

Today, about 10% of Inuit make their living from art sales--one of the largest economies after mining. Yet how did this art form develop in a culture that exists above tree line where there is no wood or a culture of paper making, writing or etching? In this talk, University of Washington’s Dr. Nadine Fabbi, Managing Director of the Canadian Studies Center/Arctic and International Relations in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and a Senior Arctic Fellow with the International Policy Institute in the Jackson School will provide an overview of the Inuit in Canada and the intriguing story of how printmaking by the Inuit has gained international recognition.

For more information, go to: Northwest Museum of History and Culture

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Apr
25
12:00 PM12:00

ASCD Webinar: Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience

Upgrade Your Teaching: Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience

In this webinar, Jay McTighe and Judy Willis examine how the neuroscience of learning intersects with the Understanding by Design® framework. Using ideas outlined in their new book, Upgrade Your Teaching: Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience, they will explore

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Apr
22
4:30 AM04:30

State Parks Discover Pass Free Day

All Day

To celebrate spring, today is a State Parks "free day" when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities).

A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife on these days.

For more information, go to: WA State Parks

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Apr
20
4:30 AM04:30

State Parks Discover Pass Free Day

All Day

To celebrate spring, today is a State Parks "free day" when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities).

A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife on these days.

For more information, go to: WA State Parks

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Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Artist Preston Singletary

Location: Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W 1st Ave, Spokane WA 99201
Auditorium - E.A. Johnston

Speaker: Mr. Preston Singletary

Cost: $15

Join us for this special evening with talented Native American glass-blowing artist Preston Singletary. Singletary’s art has become synonymous with the relationship between European glass blowing traditions and Northwest Native art and features themes of transformation, animal spirits, and shamanism through his elegant blown glass forms and mystical sand-carved Tlingit designs.

For more information, go to: Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture

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Apr
18
9:00 AM09:00

Inquiry, Exploration and Service Learning in the Sagebrush Ecosystem Educator Training

Spring is coming soon! Join us at The Reach to learn about the sagebrush ecosystem and be ready to take your students outdoors!

Register today for the upcoming Sagebrush Ecosystem Educator Training! 

Join us at The Reach for this teacher training about the Sagebrush Ecosystem.  You'll experience several resources and opportunities.. 

Check it out!
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efttgyxbe4ebe32b&llr=8mmeildab&showPage=true

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Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Spokane Earth Day

Balfour Park Block- across from Spokane Valley City Hall
105 N Balfour, Spokane Valley WA 99206

2019 Theme “Save the Species”. The event is a fundraiser to benefit Spokane Valley, Spokane & N. Idaho’s surrounding communities natural environment.

After event expenses, monies raised from the event will be used to:
● Assist in restoring degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystems and habitats in the environment by active human intervention and factors such as storms & wildfires.
● We plan to donate vegetable seedlings & fruit trees to local community gardens.
● We want to give seed packets of native flowers and herbs that sustain pollinators (hummingbirds, butterflies and bees) to the attendees. Habitat loss is the leading cause of species extinctions and planting 1 seed can make a difference.

For More Information: Facebook: EarthDaySpokane
Volunteers & Vendors Wanted.
Donations & Sponsorships are tax-deductible

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Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Spokane Bike Swap and Expo

Location: Spokane County Fair and Expo Center

The Spokane Bike Swap & Expo seeks to improve the health of our community by providing an inclusive event with a wide range of affordable bicycles, bicycle related products and services while raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

Have a bike you don’t ride anymore? Sell it at the Bike Swap, get some extra cash in your pocket and find yourself a new bike!

Hundreds of bikes to choose from and over 50 exhibitors – including most local bike shops – bring every type, size and price range. You’re sure to find a great deal on your new bike!

Ready to part ways with an old bike and don’t want to hassle with it? Donate it to Bike Swap! We will provide you a donation receipt and admission pass to the event!

Activities and Exhibitors

Find out more at: Spokane Bike Swap and Expo

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