Environmental Education Weekend

Earn up to 10 hrs. in Criteria I credit, 8 hrs. of Criteria II credit in just 48 hours!

DAY ONE // March 8, 2019

The Secret Lives of NC Mammals- Trail Camera Workshop  |  9:00AM – 12:00PM
Join the NC Wildlife Resources Commission and the Bald Head Island Conservancy to learn about local mammals in the coastal plains of North Carolina.  This workshop will include classroom and fieldwork to learn identification techniques, natural history, habitat requirements and human interactions with mammals. Pre-registration is required. Please wear comfortable closed toed shoes and dress for the weather. Feel free to bring bug spray, wear sun protection, a water bottle, and a snack. Followed by a LUNCH BREAK

Bald Head Island Ecology and Succession Hike & Ride  |  2:00PM – 5:00PM
Come explore the coastal habitats within Bald Head Island with Becky Skiba of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission and the Bald Head Island Conservancy. We will hike and ride carts to various habitats, starting at the beach. We will discuss how an island develops gradually through the process of succession and what different species of wildlife depend on the successional stages. Investigating island dynamics while discovering animal sign such as scat and tracks, we will uncover the routines and habitat needs of NC coastal wildlife as we travel deeper into the island. Visiting marshes, sloughs, shrub zones, and the maritime forest will engender a greater appreciation of ecotones and we will play games along the way to learn about the conservation threats facing wildlife and ways we can help. Followed by a DINNER BREAK

Herpetology: Reptiles and Amphibians of Bald Head Island  |   7:00PM – 9:00PM
Join the Bald Head Island Conservancy and Becky Skiba of the Wildlife Resources Commission as we learn about the many different species of reptiles and amphibians living on the island. Some species will already be present so we can get a close look at them in the classroom. Then we will head outside, being sure to stick to the trails in our carts, as we shine for alligators and listen to identify frog calls. We will learn about citizen science programs and ways you can help your state’s reptiles and amphibians. 


DAY TWO // March 9, 2019

Flying Wild  |  8:30AM – 3:30PM 
Targeted for the middle-school audience, though widely adaptable, Flying WILD offers practical hands-on classroom and outdoor field investigation experiences connecting real-world experiences in bird biology, conservation and natural history. Through activities involving language arts, social sciences and math experiences, coupled with community outreach and service learning applications, Flying WILD offers a whole-school approach to environmental education using birds as the focus.  1 hour LUNCH BREAK at the market - after the birding portion

Participants of this 6-hour workshop receive the Flying WILD: An Educator's Guide to Celebrating Birds along with materials specifically about NC wildlife.The Guideprovides activities that teach students about birds, their migration, and what people can do to help birds and their habitats. Many activities can be used to teach classroom lessons or to initiate service-learning projects that help birds and their habitats. The Guide helps middle-grade students, teachers, and community volunteers implement a bird festival at their school.

Participants are eligible for Criteria I credit of NC OEE Environmental Education Certification and school teachers receive CEU credit. Homework option available. This workshop and all materials are free.

For more information on Flying WILD, visit www.flyingwild.org

Each workshop led by Becky Skiba of the NC WRC.  Participants are eligible for Criteria One and Criteria Two credit in NCOEE Environmental Education Certification and school teachers receive CEU credit. 
Includes ferry tickets, golf cart transportation and equipment use. Parking for ferry not included. Facility fees are not charged by the NC WRC. Total for One Day: $50/ person | Total for Two Days with overnight stay: $120/ person
Participants must take either the 8:00AM ferry on Friday, March 8thor the 7:00PM ferry on Thursday, March 9thto stay overnight at no additional cost to the $120 fee. Meals at the Maritime Market or you can bring food supplies to be kept in BHI Conservancy kitchen.

Pre-register today to save your spot! 20 spots per workshop available. 
To register, please contact Emilee Winter at  /Blog/272478/Environmental-Education-Weekend  or 919-924-8942
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