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Educator Trek: Outer Banks Adventure

  • 2:00pm Friday, October 20, 2023 - 6:00pm Sunday, October 22, 2023

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Join us for an exploration of the ecology of our coastline as we explore the diversity of the Outer Banks. Learn about the plants and animals that are adapated the salt and sand, practice your bird observation and identification skills on early morning beach walks, and participate in hands-on explorations with fellow educators.

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

Lodging: The workshop fee covers a two-night stay in an hotel on the Outer Banks, double occupancy.

Transportation: Participants can ride with the group from Raleigh departing at 2 pm or meet us at the lodging at the coast in the evening. Transportation will be in Museum vehicles.

Registration: This workshop is already full, but please join our waiting list if you are interested in attending. We often are able to offer spots to those on the waiting list closer to the date of the workshop.


  • Fee: $165 (includes lodging, some meals, transportation, and classroom resources)
  • Requirements: For educators (includes teachers, administrators, pre-service or substitute teachers; non-formal educators; anyone working on their EE certification)
  • Trip Leader: Melissa Dowland
  • Activity Level: Moderate (hiking up to 2 miles on sand)
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October 20 @ 2:00 pm
October 22 @ 6:00 pm
$165 (includes lodging, some meals, transportation, and classroom resources)


In the Field

Outer Banks, NC