Educators of Excellence Institutes
Since 1987 the Museum's Educator of Excellence Institutes have provided exceptional educators with staff development opportunities that transform the way they view and teach natural sciences. Educators from across North Carolina have been inspired by their experiences in outstanding natural areas such as Belize, Ecuador, and Yellowstone National Park. These workshops are subsidized by the Educators of Excellence Fund, which enables selected educators to experience the natural world firsthand.
Educators of Excellence Institutes 2013
Yellowstone National Park InstituteDates: June 13–21, 2013
Location: Yellowstone National Park, MT & WY and Raleigh, NC
Activity Level: Moderate to rigorous, including walking/hiking at high altitude
Cost: $900 (includes supplies, round-trip air travel between Raleigh and Bozeman, Montana, all ground transportation, instruction, lodging)
Experience one of North America's greatest concentrations of wildlife.
Observe world-class geological wonders.
Learn the history of America's first national park.
Meet with educators and biologsists.
Tropical Ecology InstituteDates: July 23–31, 2013
Location: Belize, Central America and Raleigh, NC
Activity Level: Moderate to rigorous, including walking/hiking in tropical (high heat/humidity) settings, canoeing and snorkeling
Cost: $1,300 (includes supplies, round-trip air travel between Raleigh and Belize, all ground transportation, instruction, lodging and meals)
Explore a tropical rainforest.
Visit Mayan ruins.
Canoe a tropical river.
Snorkel over a Caribbean reef.
Visit a Belizean classroom.
This program changed my life and teaching direction.
3rd grade teacher, McDowell County
I wish all educators could experience this Institute – it would make all our schools a better place to teach and learn.
8th grade teacher, Burke County
Learn more about the Educators of Excellence Fund and contribute to the program!