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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. 

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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