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Educator Trek: Where Swans Fly and Bears Walk

  • 3:30pm Friday, January 06, 2017 - 5:00pm Sunday, January 08, 2017

Experience one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in North Carolina – thousands of tundra swans, snow geese, and other waterfowl over-wintering in an area rich in wildlife such as black bears, bobcats, and red wolves. Learn winter bird identification, tips on preserving tracks and signs, and ideas for incorporating wild creatures into your teaching.

Credit: 20 contact hours toward CEUs or Criteria II/III for North Carolina’s Environmental Education Certification Program

Registration information: Educator Trek Registration Form
Complete, print and mail this form to register for Educator Treks. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email and/or mailed receipt. Workshop details will be sent via email one to two weeks prior to the workshop.


  • Fee: $135 (includes lodging, some meals)
  • Requirements: For educators only (includes teachers, administrators, pre-service or substitute teachers; non-formal educators; anyone working on their EE certification)
  • Program Instructor: Melissa Dowland and Megan Chesser
  • Activity Level: Moderate
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January 6 @ 3:30 pm
January 8 @ 5:00 pm
$135 (includes lodging, some meals)


In the Field

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge near Plymouth, NC


Melissa Dowland