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Professional Development

Turtle Bay provides a variety of professional development opportunities for teachers in the north state. These workshops offer the best in inquiry-based learning such as GEMS (Great Explorations in Math and Science), Project Learning Tree, Project Wet and Nanoscience curriculum.  

The More to Explore program offers a four-workshop professional development series for early childhood educators and caregivers. 

For more information about workshops, email your inquiry to or call 242-3108 and check back here regularly for updates.


GEMS (Great Explorations in Math and Science) is an inquiry-based, standards-supported approach to learning developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) at UC-Berkeley. The Redding GEMS Center at Turtle Bay has been providing north state teachers access to cutting edge teaching materials and intensive workshops since 2001. 

  • Next workshop is November 7, 2015. Check back for more information! 

Project Learning Tree

Project Leaning Tree’s PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide offers hands-on interdisciplinary activities that include topics covering both the natural and built environment - forests, wildlife, water, air, energy, waste, climate change, invasive species, and culture. These materials provide educators the tools they need to bring the environment into their classrooms — and their students into the environment. 

Our current workshop also gives teachers the opportunity to become a Trainer of Trainers. 

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