An Education Program of the National Park Service

Education Standards

All programs and materials are based upon and support the Washington State Science education standards (June 2009), the national Next Generation Science Education Standards 2013 (including scientific practices and cross-cutting concepts) and Common Core State Standards. At present there is a Framework for applying the Washington State science education standards to The River Mile and to provide ideas for each grade level to meet their science education standards through The River Mile. An updated guide to field experiences and the newest education standards are being developed at this time.

The River Mile exemplifies the inclusion of STEM (Science, Technology and Math), as well as the new STEM to STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts and Math) movement as model programs and materials encourage integration of all subjects across all grades K-12.