Education

Fall Treks

August–November 2013

Educator Trek Registration Form (PDF) – 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.

Best Field Trip Ever

NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC
Saturday, September 7, 2013
**RESCHEDULED** Will be offered in Feburary, date TBA.
10 am-4 pm
Cost: $25 deposit (deposit will be returned at workshop, please send separate check if registering for multiple workshops)
Make your visit to the Museum the best field trip ever! Extend your student’s learning beyond the one-day field trip experience with easy-to-use, quality tools, tested in the Museum. Use these tools and other pre- and post- field trip activities to integrate the field trip into your reading, writing and science curricula. Ideas and activities will be targeted to grade levels; teachers of all ages from preschool through high school are welcome!

Nature Journaling at Hammocks Beach

Hammocks Beach State Park
Friday, September 27 (depart Raleigh at 3:45 pm)-Sunday, September 29, 2013
Cost: $90 (includes transportation, lodging, most meals, and nature journaling supplies)
Discover the ecology of a barrier island and how to use journaling as a technique for enhancing science learning. We will explore a variety of barrier island habitats, from the salt marsh to the oceanfront, and document our experiences through a variety of journaling techniques, including sketching, digital photography, poetry and reflective writing.

 

Applications for Yellowstone in Winter are due Friday, September 27, 2013. 

 

Computer Programming in your School - Cancelled

Visual World Investigate Lab, Nature Research Center, Raleigh, NC
Saturday, October 19, 2013
- Cancelled
9 am-4 pm
Cost: $25 deposit (deposit will be returned at workshop, please send separate check if registering for multiple workshops)
Designed to introduce basic programming skills, this workshop is for teachers interested in learning about computer sciences and implementing programs in their schools. Participants will learn core concepts in programming as well as resources available outside of the lab for learning and teaching computer programming to children.

Butterfly Pinning and Backyard Bug Collecting - Fall

Natural World Investigate Lab, Nature Research Center, Raleigh, NC
Monday, October 21, 2013

4-6 pm
Cost: $35 (includes insect resource manual, pinning board, butterfly display box, numerous exotic butterfly specimens)
Prepare, pin and mount a variety of spectacular tropical butterflies. Learn the various techniques used to catch, preserve and mount these and other fascinating arthropods. Explore the possibilities of insect collecting in your own backyard.

Got Elk?

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Haywood County, NC
Friday, October 25 (depart Raleigh at 3:45 pm) - Sunday, October 27, 2013
Cost: $75* (includes transportation, lodging, most meals)
Join us as we search for the majestic elk, reintroduced to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after an absence of over 200 years. Sample activities used to document the biodiversity of the park. Discover how you can bring the excitement of field research into your teaching. *The cost of this Trek is reduced due to a generous gift through the Friends of the Smokies. Due to this reduction of costs, Friends of the Museum discounts will be unavailable.

Backbone of North Carolina

Bluel Ridge Parkway & vicinity
Friday, November 15 (depart Raleigh at 3:45 pm)–Sunday, November 17, 2013
Cost: $180 (includes transportation, lodging at the Celo Inn, and some meals)
Explore the geology of the North Carolina mountains as we visit sites along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Practice rock and mineral identification in the field and learn about the processes that shaped our mountains. Study how ecosystems change with varying geology and topography.

Educator Trek Registration Form (PDF) – 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.