The Northwest Outdoor Understanding for Teachers (OUT) program is an interagency, site-based outdoor environmental science program for teachers. Using the curriculum guides from Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, Project Learning Tree (PLT), and Project Water Education for Teachers (WET), OUT activities focus on local natural resources to provide teachers with hands-on experiences in their own backyards.
Grand Valley OUT
Using four-day workshops, Grand Valley OUT enables teachers to provide proven, effective and fun environmental science education to their students. This course is designed for K-12 teachers with an emphasis on outdoor classroom experiences at several sites near or surrounding the Grand Valley (Grand Junction, CO).
Steamboat Springs OUT
For the Steamboat Springs OUT, CPW education personnel, in partnership with district teachers and staff, develop custom grade-specific wildlife and environmental education curricula for the Steamboat Springs-area districts. Area teachers are then trained in applying the curricula in their classrooms. Other than this initial training, no annual workshops are offered. Instead, new staff are trained on an as-needed basis to the appropriate OUT grade-level curriculum.
For more information about the OUT program and future workshops, contact Kathleen Tadvick, 970-255-6181.