River scene in Moab, Utah

Teaching Native Waters: Professional Development Community

About this virtual professional development series:

Teaching Native Waters is a community of educators and scientists working in service of Indigenous youth. Through sharing skills, knowledge, and professional development, TNW seeks to expand horizons for the next generation in the areas of climate, soil, food, and water.

Middle and high school science, technology, engineering, and math educators: Join us for place-based STEM education professional development to build community with other teachers serving Native students.

Earn up to $250 for each module for materials and supplies for your classroom. Support each other through challenges and build resilience with other educators serving Native students.

Join Teaching Native Waters for the first time, or deepen your knowledge from last year.


  • Deepening Our Knowledge of Soils: February 7 – March 11, 2022.
    Drawing from the wisdom of the Pueblo Farming Project: Know Your Soil, connect with Indigenous experts and leaders working on farming, drought, and forestry issues.  Learn valuable techniques for making science place-based and relevant to your community. Earn professional development hours.

    In the five-week module on Deepening Our Knowledge of Soils, we will feature five Indigenous experts in topics related to the Pueblo Farming Project and its key content areas. Join us for live presentations and interactive discussions with experts and fellow educators.

  • Our Interconnected Climate: March 21 – April 22, 2022.
    Join the module on Our Interconnected Climate to discover how climate interacts with water, food production, and wildland fire. Share how climate change is affecting your region, and the solutions we have to mitigate it.