Registration for most Educator Treks is on a first-come, first-served basis. Treks fill quickly, so register early!

Most overnight Educator Treks depart from Prairie Ridge Ecostation in West Raleigh on Friday afternoon. On many Treks, it is possible for participants to meet us at our lodging on Friday evening if we are traveling in your direction. However, we encourage you to carpool with us if Raleigh is on your way! Once at our site, we will travel as a group in Museum vehicles.

Lodging for overnight Educator Treks is typically in hotel-style accommodations, double occupancy, unless otherwise noted in the Trek description.

Upon completion of the Trek, you will receive a Certificate of Course Completion that includes the number of contact hours to turn in for CEUs. For those seeking Environmental Education Certification, you will also receive an EE Form for up to 10 hours of credit (up to 20 hours for Criteria 2).

Once you complete this online registration form, you will receive an email confirming that there is a space available in the workshop(s) you requested and an invoice for the Trek deposit (typically $25/workshop). You will need to return the invoice with payment within two weeks to confirm your space. Any balance of the workshop fee is due at the time of the workshop and can be brought with you. If the workshop is already full at the time we receive your registration, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list.

Your deposit is not due until you receive confirmation that you have a space in the workshop(s) you are registering for. We can only accept payment via cash or check.

The balance of the fee is due at the time of the workshop.

Snow geese at sunset. Photo: Melissa Dowland/NCMNS.