Date & Time 
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Event Location 
Hagerty Lounge, Saint Mary's College, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga
Event Description 

Two Day Event

Learn how to turn outdoor experiences into creative poetry that informs and inspires your students. Writer Pamela Michael, Director of The Center for Environmental Literacy and co-founder (with Robert Hass) of River of Words, leads this workshop with Dr. Raina J. León, using time-tested techniques from ancient China that make creating poetry fun, memorable and anxiety-free. Participants will also make journals, learn new ways to bring nature into the classroom, as well as how to utilize schoolyards and field trips effectively.

This workshop is designed for both formal and informal educators and links to the River of Words "Watershed Explorer" curriculum, combining watershed education with history, math, science, social studies, geography, language and the arts. This workshop’s focus will integrate into curriculum aligned with the Common Core State Standards. You'll gain valuable skills that help youth to develop an informed respect for the natural world and an understanding of their place in it.

This workshop is open to educators (formal & informal) of Grades K-12.

Cost is $60 (includes lunch both days)

Continuing Education Credits Available—I unit $25

River of Words™ is an annual, free, poetry & art contest for K-12 on the theme of watersheds. It is affiliated with The Library of Congress Center for the Book. Annual deadline for the contest is December 1.

Event Contact 

Kathleen Esling, 925-631-8817,

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Moraga, CA 94575
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