Courtesy photo Educators from Nevada and Arizonatook part in the Great Basin Teachers Workshop at Cathedral Gorge State Park in late July.

Courtesy photo
Educators from Nevada and Arizonatook part in the Great Basin Teachers Workshop at Cathedral Gorge State Park in late July.

20 Arizona and Nevada educators are this school year conveying to their students’ knowledge acquired at the Great Basin Teachers Workshop conducted at Cathedral Gorge State Park near Panaca in late July.

Held each summer, the five-day workshop is directed toward educators’ grades K-12 looking to implement inquiry-based science projects into their classrooms. Subjects rotate annually. This year’s curriculum was based on Project Archaeology’s Investigating Shelter and Nevada Rock Art Foundation’s educational lecture series Exploring Great Basin Archaeology.

The annual workshop is hosted by the Bureau of land Management (BLM) Ely District in partnership with other federal and state agencies, organizations and local businesses. Co-hosting with BLM this year were Great Basin National Park, Nevada Division of State Parks, Nevada Archaeological Association, Nevada Rock Art Foundation, Project Archaeology, and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

To learn more about the workshop, contact Workshop Coordinator Nicholas Pay at (755) 726-8194 or npay@blm.gov.