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Educator Trek: Where Swans Fly and Bears Walk

  • 3:30pm Friday, January 11, 2019 - 10:00pm Saturday, January 12, 2019

Experience one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in North Carolina – thousands of tundra swans, snow geese, and other waterfowl over-wintering in an area rich in wildlife such as black bears, bobcats, and red wolves. Learn winter bird identification, tips on preserving tracks and signs, and ideas for incorporating wild creatures into your teaching.

Credit: 12 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, some meals)
  • Requirements: For educators (includes teachers, administrators, pre-service or substitute teachers; non-formal educators; anyone working on their EE certification)
  • Program Instructor: Melissa Dowland and Megan Chesser
  • Activity Level: Moderate
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January 11 @ 3:30 pm
January 12 @ 10:00 pm
$90 (includes lodging, some meals)


In the Field

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge near Plymouth, NC


Melissa Dowland