Equipment Loan Program

(Provided by Washington State University, Pullman)

SEEP Goal and Objective:
Goal 1: University science methods faculty members in Washington will develop and implement more significant environmental/sustainability education into science methods courses for pre-service teachers
Objective 4: Faculty members at SEEP universities will borrow environmental equipment from the WSU Equipment Loan Program, as needed, to improve the teaching of environmental skills and content.

The WSU Equipment Loan Program made a commitment that each university's teacher education program participating in the SEEP grant had access to the entire inventory of the loan program. Prior to this, the equipment was available to classroom teachers across the state to broaden access of K-12 students to modern science curriculum materials. This program was developed to provide science teachers with equipment and supplies that enable them to carry out classroom experiments, demonstrations, and exercises in modern biology.

Access to this environmental equipment has helped the SEEP faculty members better prepare pre-service teachers to have the confidence and competence to teach environmental and sustainability education in their future classrooms. Specifically, some equipment such as the water quality, limnology, and soil test kits are designed for field testing and appropriate for introducing more environmental education into classrooms. Additional environmental equipment was purchased with grant funds. Equipment can be requested on-line and sent to the science methods professors free of charge.

Click here for a complete list of the equipment.

More information about the WSU Equipment Loan Program.

Dr. Skip Paznokas displayed examples of equipment that would be useful in a university science methods classroom at the SEEP event at IslandWood. He also had a display at the SEEP Spokane Conference and led a workshop in the use of the equipment.

Equipment Loan Program (general)


Equipment Loan Program endowment info

Photos of the WSU Equipment Loan Program, Part I

The pictures on this page go with this information: The program has more traditionally been used by K-12 classrooms across Washington. Environmental equipment is now available to TOTOS faculty in Washington due to the EPA's PEEP and SEEP grants.

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Photos of the WSU Equipment Loan Program, Part II

The pictures on this page go with this information: The program has more traditionally been used by K-12 classrooms across Washington. Environmental equipment is now available to TOTOS faculty in Washington due to the EPA's PEEP and SEEP grants.

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Mary Peters' Heritage University students used the Equipment Loan Program to help with the environmental education aspects of their science methods course.

Dr. Skip Paznokas was the founder of the WSU Equipment Loan Program

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K-12 teachers and science methods university faculty members across Washington are indebted to Skip Paznokas for his commitment to seeing that they have the state of the art equipment they need for bringing high quality science alive in their classrooms. Recently, the program has expanded to support university science methods professors across the state with equipment to instruct future teachers how to teach environmental and sustainability skills and concepts.

Washington State University College of Science would like to honor Skip Paznokas by setting up an endowed fund in his name to help sustain the Equipment Loan Program for years to come.

If you would like to contribute to this fund to help ensure the continuation of this valuable program, visit the following WSU College of Sciences web site.

Skip Paznokas Endowed Fund