Programs & Events

Educator Trek: Spring in the Mountains

Program Number: 
None
Program Type: 
Workshop or Trip
Date: 
May. 3, 2013 | Friday, 3:45pm
Multiple Times: 
Friday, May 3, 2013, 3:45 pm - Sunday, May 5, 2013
Requirements: 
Classroom teachers and assistants (any grade/subject), administrators, pre-service or substitute teachers; informal educators such as park and nature center staff & volunteers; anyone working on their NC Environmental Education certification.
Location: In the Field - Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Haywood County, NC
Fee: 
$50* (includes lodging, some meals and transportation to and from Raleigh)

Thanks to a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation, all Educator Trek costs have been reduced for 2012-13. Listed cost reflects this reduction.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is world-renowned for its diversity of wildflowers and salamanders. Explore cove forests and stream-side habitats for salamanders as well as the blooms of spring such as trillium, foamflower, mayapple and violets. Learn techniques for studying salamanders and explore the fascinating life histories of the mountain’s spring wildflowers, from pollination to seed dispersal. Moderately strenuous hiking is likely. *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 are unavailable.

Educator Trek Registration Form

For more information, contact Melissa Dowland at 919.707.9898 or melissa.dowland@naturalsciences.org.