Umpqua Watersheds Blog

Education, Education-Committee Chair updates, Outreach

Learning in the Umpqua


By Ryan Kincaid

Thank you to everyone who helped make our second annual Learning in the Umpqua Watershed (training for local educators) a success. Fourteen teachers and homeschooling parents participated in this year’s training, and we had presenters from various communities in Oregon, as well as a couple from California and Colorado! We are also so appreciative of the financial support via grant funding received from the Clif Family Foundation and Roundhouse Foundation, which enabled us to offer curriculum resources and $100 stipends to each teacher.


Here are a couple of screenshots taken during presentations given during training. Intrigued? Check out the recordings on the Educator Resources page of our website:

We plan to support the teacher attendees who joined us in 2021 and 2022 throughout the coming academic year, then will transition to offering our training in the summer starting in 2023. This will give the teachers a greater opportunity to incorporate the valuable concepts and ideas from the training.


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