Local opportunity to tap into world class natural resource talent

Students from North Central High School in Spokane measuring climate variables (humidity, temp, barometric pressure) in the three distinct habitat zones of Pinecroft NAP. Photo: DNR
Students from North Central High School in Spokane measuring climate variables (humidity, temp, barometric pressure) in the three distinct habitat zones of Pinecroft NAP. Photo: DNR

All of the students from Brent Osborn’s class at North Central High School in Spokane are published scientists. And publishers of a scientific journal. These studies, such as, “Analysis of microclimate variation within the three distinct habitat zones of Pinecroft Natural Area Preserve,” show why natural areas like Pinecroft matter—as rich research venues, and much more.

Learn how natural areas like Pinecroft can become part of your classroom to enrich scientific research and learning. Attend the national Natural Areas Association conference in Vancouver, Washington, September 15–18. Teachers and students are invited to join other scientists at this premiere national educational forum on conservation and natural resources. Join the leaders in natural resources sciences for three days of symposia, conversations, workshops, scientific posters, and guided field trips to stunning local designated natural areas, wilderness destinations and cultural sites. Check out the workshops and sessions topics.

The Hilton Vancouver Washington hotel, conference headquarters, is one of America’s first sustainably-designed hotels, and the first hotel in the world to earn both Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Green Seal certifications.

In addition to all of the sessions, workshops, etc., full registration includes refreshments during sessions, keynote and luncheon, an awards dinner and a silent auction.

Learn more about the conference.

Students and teachers: Consider working with DNR on your senior culminating projects.