Partnerships

Woodburn STEM Partnership (WSP) is a year-long professional development program in earth/space science and engineering design for K-12 teachers. The program includes the following core activities for 15 teachers:

  • WSP Night Sky Institute in Bend, OR and Pine Mountain Observatory.
  • Three 1 ½-day local WSP sessions in earth systems, climate, and energy science.
  • Co-Teaching Teams including teachers, administrators, & WSP scientists.
  • WSP Atmospheric Institute, including a balloon launch in which participant-built instrument payloads will be carried to 100,000 feet!

All program travel, lodging, books, supplies, tuition (12 graduate credit hours) and other costs will be assumed by the program on behalf of participants.

Project Staff/Contacts

Kevin Carr | Pacific University College of Education
kcarr@pacificu.edu

Greg Bothun | University of Oregon Department of Physics 
nuts@bigmoo.georgefox.edu

Diane Berthoin-Hernandez | Woodburn SD Teaching and Learning
dberthoin@woodburnsd.org

WSP is funded by an ESEA Title IIA University School Partnership Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, and administered by Pacific STEM Teaching Pathways