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Project RESTORE Educator Trek: Where Swans Fly, Bears Walk, and Wolves Howl

  • 2:00pm Friday, February 02, 2024 - 7:00pm Sunday, February 04, 2024

Tundra swans

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. We hope to have the opportunity to meet with a red wolf biologist to learn about the restoration and monitoring work being done with this endangered species.

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.

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 hotel stay near the wildlife refuge, double occupancy.

Transportation: Participants can ride with the group from Raleigh departing at 2pm or meet us in Plymouth, NC in the evening. Transportation will be in Museum vans.

This workshop is full. Please join our waiting list and we will contact you if a space opens for you!

*The cost of this Trek is reduced due to a grant through the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Due to this reduction of costs, Friends of the Museum discounts are unavailable.


  • Fee: $125* (includes two nights double-occupancy hotel style lodging, transportation and workshop materials)
  • 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 Danielle Pender
  • Activity Level: Hiking 2-3 miles on uneven surfaces.
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February 2 @ 2:00 pm
February 4 @ 7:00 pm
$125* (includes two nights double-occupancy hotel style lodging, transportation and workshop materials)


In the Field

Pocosin Lakes and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuges


Melissa Dowland