Meet the Carolina Madtom, a tiny, native catfish. Photo: NCWRC.
This workshop will be held from 9am to 4pm on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 (or, in the event of rain, Friday June 23).
Join us in the search for one of North Carolina’s rarest fishes, the federally endangered Carolina Madtom, found only in the Neuse River Basin in North Carolina. Join expert biologists as we explore the natural history of the madtom, learn about challenges and ongoing restoration practices for the species, and participate in field monitoring of this cool little catfish. Discover how you can bring the excitement of field research of this rare species into your classroom.
With support from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Project RESTORE (Rescuing Endangered Species Through Outreach, Restoration and Education) will feature a suite of educational opportunities for teachers and students to participate in restoration and monitoring of imperiled and endangered species in eastern North Carolina.
Eligibility: This workshop is open to educators from Title 1 schools and/or public schools in Tier 1 counties. See list below under Details.
Credit: 7 contact hours toward CEUs or Criteria II/III for North Carolina’s Environmental Education Certification Program
The full workshop fee is due when you register and payment is via credit card. Registration for most Educator Treks is on a first-come, first-served basis. Treks fill quickly, so register early!
- Fee: $25 deposit (will be refunded upon completion of the workshop)
- Requirements: This workshop is now open to all educators. It was previously only open to educators from Title 1 schools and/or public schools in Tier 1 counties. 2022 Tier 1 Counties: Anson, Bertie, Bladen, Burke, Caldwell, Caswell, Cherokee, Chowan, Cleveland, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Edgecombe, Graham, Greene, Halifax, Hoke, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Mitchell, Nash, Northampton, Pasquotank, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Rutherford, Sampson, Scotland, Swain, Tyrrell, Vance, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilson
- If you are interested in attending and find the workshop is full, we have good news: the waiting list is open. If spaces become available, we will email or call the next person in line.
- Activity Level: Hiking on uneven surfaces, wading/snorkeling in cool water, and extended time outdoors in June weather.