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Teacher Workshops

The District, through other partnerships, offers teacher workshops. Continuing Education Units (CEU's) and Environmental Education (EE) Certification Credits can be earned through these workshops. Dates and workshops are subject to change. If you have any questions about the workshops, email Donna Foster at  email_envelope or call the Cumberland Soil and Water Conservation District office at 910-484-8479, option 3.

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Project Food, Land & People is a national agricultural and environmental education program, which seeks to inspire and educate children and adults about the critical role of American agricultural in sustaining our food supply and conserving our environment for future generations. The program has developed a curriculum of fifty-four lesson plans that show the interdependence of food production, land management and human needs. These lesson plans have been correlated to the new K-12 science objectives for NC.

Contact Sandra Weitzel at 919-218-8978 or  email_envelope.


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The Envirothon is the most widely recognized hands on environmental education program in the nation. Middle and high school students immerse themselves in a year-long learning process that combines in-class curriculum with hands-on field experiences facilitated by resource professionals such as soil scientists, foresters and wildlife specialists. In order to compete at area level, you only need five students to start your own team.

Training culminates in a competition where teams are tested in five subject areas: Soils/Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife, and a current environmental issue. Scores determine winning placements.

"Envirothon students often become serious stewards of our natural resources and advocates for a healthy planet," said John Peeler, North Carolina's Envirothon Committee Chair. "What bigger legacy can we leave?"

Contact Sandra Weitzel at 919-218-8978 or  email_envelope.


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Investigating Your Environment (IYE) Workshop

Each summer the North Carolina Forest Service offers educators a chance to explore the environment with innovative learning activities suitable for integration into any school curriculum. 

Contact Kevin Pittman at 919-553-5651 or  email_envelope.
Clemmons Education State Forest, 2411 Old US 70 West, Clayton, NC 27520


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Project WET is an interdisciplinary water science education program for formal and non-formal educators or leaders of K-12 students. It promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of NC waters. The keystone is the new, updated Curriculum & Activity Guide. Hands-on activities correlate to the NC Standard Course of Study.
 
The guide is only available through a 6-hour workshop, which serves as Criteria I for the NC Environmental Education Certification and six contact CEU hours for teachers.


 

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Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators working with students in kindergarten through grade twelve. PLT uses the forest as a "window" into the natural world, helping young people gain an awareness and knowledge of the world around them, as well as their place within it.

PLT is a source of interdisciplinary instructional activities and provides workshops and in-service programs for teachers, foresters, park and nature center staff, and youth group leaders.

To receive information on where this workshop is being conducted in your area please call Chris Carlson at 919-857-4819, or the NC PLT State Coordinator Renee Strnad at 919-515-5518.

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Designed for educators of children ages 3-7, Growing Up WILD builds on children's sense of wonder about nature through outdoor exploration and 27 field-tested lessons that include over 400 experiences to share with students. These experiences involve concepts in science, math, vocabulary, art, music and (movement, health and safety, and nutrition, and other subjects. The curriculum is aligned with NAEYC standards, the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework, and the USDA's MyPlate guidelines for child nutrition.

Growing Up WILD professional development training is widely available through Project WILD State Coordinators and Growing Up WILD Training Partners.

  • Contact Us

    Phone: 910-484-8479 ext. 3
    Address:

    Charlie Rose Agri-Expo Center, 301 East Mountain Drive, Suite 229
    Fayetteville, NC 28306-3422

    Email:
    email_envelope
    Program Officer: Donna Foster

    Contact Us

    Phone: 910-484-8479 ext. 3
    Email:
    email_envelope
    Program Officer: Donna Foster
    Address:

    Charlie Rose Agri-Expo Center, 301 East Mountain Drive, Suite 229
    Fayetteville, NC 28306-3422