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The Partners in Discovery GK-12 project develops and supports learning environments where 6th-9th grade teachers and students partner with graduate student scientists to investigate the natural world around them.

The project "Global Change in a Local Context" focuses on the implications of growth and change on the Columbia River and its watershed. Existing science curricula will be built upon and supplemented with inquiry-based activities and lessons specifically related to the Columbia River Watershed.

Washington State University Vancouver, Camas School District, Evergreen School District, La Center School District, and Vancouver School District are partners in this project. The material will align with both Washington state and national science standards.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 07-42561. The Partners in Discovery GK-12 Project is part of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) Program. More information about the National Science Foundation GK-12 program can be found on their website. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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5th Annual GK-12 Showcase

Come see kid-designed displays and activities that show how science learning in the classroom and field connects to the Columbia River watershed.

Free parking and refreshments.

Tour WSU Vancouver science labs and campus.

When:  Tuesday, June 4, 2013  6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: WSU Vancouver Campus


Partners in Discovery GK-12 Project in the news:

See GK-12 partners Charlene Shea and Sarah Whitley in the Vancouver Public Schools YouTube video on VPS-TV working with 7th graders at "Gaiser Pond!"


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