Designed for earth science and environmental science high school teachers, our educators’ workshops help facilitate the needs of educators within the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) and surrounding counties. Guided by the GEOPATHS team, educators will examine existing educational resources, identify shortcomings in these resources, and develop resources and/or lessons that address a variety of topics in the geosciences. Below are descriptions of the program’s yearly summer workshops, which are held on NC State’s campus.


University/K-12 Collaboration Workshop
June 26th – June 27th, 2018

Registration Required by Friday, April 27th, 2018, See Application Below

Join us to discuss themes related to K-12 curriculum needs and programming relevant to earth science and environmental science. Themes will include, but are not limited to, using real-world exercises relevant to North Carolina, adapting online resources for classes, reinforcing the career expectations of future geoscientists and identifying unmet needs of educators. All participants in the full program will receive a $300 stipend.


Lesson Design Workshop
July 9th – July 10th, 2018

Registration Required by Friday, April 27th, 2018, See Application Below

This multipart workshop will involve a small group of educators and serve as a pilot program to develop resources and/or lessons identified in the University/K-12 Collaboration Workshop. The program includes an initial two day meeting, an online component, and an additional meeting in August (date to be determined). Participants can receive up to $2,000 stipend for completing the program.