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Educator Trek: Discovering Island Ecology through Nature Journaling

  • 1:00pm Friday, September 29, 2017 - 6:00pm Sunday, October 01, 2017

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. You’ll not only increase your understanding of these fragile ecosystems, but also gain news ways to incorporate science and writing.

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

Registration information: Educator Trek Online Registration
Once you complete the 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.


  • Fee: $90 (includes lodging, transportation, all meals, journaling supplies)
  • Requirements: For educators (includes teachers, administrators, pre-service or substitute teachers; non-formal educators; anyone working on their EE certification)
  • Program Instructor: Liz Baird and Jane Eckenrode
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September 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
October 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
$90 (includes lodging, transportation, all meals, journaling supplies)


In the Field

Hammocks Beach State Park, Swansboro, NC


Melissa Dowland