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Student Outreach - Let the Discovery Center Come to Your Classroom!

Four Corners School opens doorways for educators and their students making science relevant, meaningful, and exciting. We provide place-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming to teachers and students, with culture and community serving as a foundation for learning, building science knowledge for students’ through experiential learning.

Student outreach programs align with Common Core State Standards, and provide teachers with NGSS and inquiry-based techniques to enhance student learning. Activity kits include student supplies, equipment, data analysis worksheets, handouts, and supplemental materials for students’ and teacher/s. Programming reflects the core ideas of NGSS that include the physical, life, earth, and space sciences, as well as science and engineering.

If your school or district is interested in becoming part of the Student Outreach program, please contact .

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PLATEAU Teacher Professional Development Opportunities

Place-based Learning And Teaching Enhances Academic Understanding (PLATEAU) is a one year professional development program for K-8th grade teachers on the Colorado Plateau through the Four Corners School of Outdoor Education.

• Develop strategies for improving STEAM instruction and incorporating scientific and engineering practices into your instruction.
• Build a deeper understanding of the interrelationships between land, ecology, water, resources, and cultures of the Colorado Plateau to integrate place-based and outdoor education lessons into your STEAM curriculum.
• Join a community of teachers to work cooperatively on projects and problems relevant to your practice, school, community, and the bioregion.

If your school or district is interested in becoming part of the PLATEAU Project, or scheduling a customized workshop at your school, or on our campus, please call or email April Baisan, Education Coordinator, at 435-587-2156 or .

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Place-based Lesson Plans 

Welcome to the PLATEAU program lesson plan treasury. Here you will find lesson plans that will fit your place-based and science education needs, whether you are an enrolled PLATEAU teacher on the Colorado Plateau, or from afar. This link will take you to a Google Drive folder where you will see several subject based folders; Art and Music, Earth Science, Geography, Language Arts, Life Science, Math, Observational Skills,Physical Education, Physical Science, Social and Cultural Studies, and Team Building.

Lessons in these folders will primarily fit their folder subject area. Also in google drive folder you will find the Lesson Plan Inventory spreadsheet. This is a reference sheet that can direct you to what grade levels the lessons target, as well as secondary and tertiary subject areas, and topic area (plants, animals, weather, etc.). This can help you choose the best lesson for your needs. We hope that you find these lesson plans useful,convenient and effective.

Link to place-based lessons - Google Drive