NCCAT: Exploring Literacy through Science and History

  • 3:00pm Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:00am Friday, March 29, 2019

Have you ever stopped in your tracks to examine a beautiful shell or starfish on the beach? Does the name Blackbeard send chills up your spine? Join educators from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the North Carolina Museum of History to explore the rich natural and cultural resources of the Outer Banks. Immerse yourself in coastal ecology and follow the paths of influential historical figures to spark your interest and imagination. Learn to use these connections to expand student learning through reading, writing, and research. Human history and the natural environment are inextricably tied in our ever-changing coastal environment. This program will focus on the use of non-fiction texts, legends and historical fiction, and inquiry-based learning to make cross-curricular connections that enrich classroom instruction.

Registration information: This workshop is being offered in collaboration with the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Please visit NCCAT’s website for registration information.


  • Fee: FREE
  • Requirements: For public school teachers and administrators
  • Program Instructor: Melissa Dowland, Megan Chesser, Emily Grant, and Nancy Pennington
  • Activity Level: Moderate
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March 25 @ 3:00 pm
March 29 @ 10:00 am


In the Field


Melissa Dowland