2015 EENC Western Section Mini-Conference

2015 Western Section Mini-Conference

Environmental Educators of North Carolina Western Section Mini-Conference 2015 Western Section Mini-ConferenceFriday, February 6, 2015 at Chimney Rock Park at Chimney Rock State Park

EENC recognizes that not everyone can attend our annual conference, so we are providing a day long mini-conference for EENC Members, Teachers, and Non-formal educators. This networking and professional development opportunity is not to be missed!

Member Cost: $10.00, Student Member Cost $5.00, Non-member cost: $20.00 — lunch and snacks will be included

Mini-Conference Schedule

9:00 Gates Open, Check-in

9:30 Introduction and Vocal Warm-Up Activities

10:00 Session 1
Outdoor Pavilion-“Getting Your Nature Connection On” -Karan Barber

Indoor Classroom-“Developing Curriculum Based EE Programs and Field Trips”-Tom Randolph

11:00 Session 2
Outdoor Pavilion-“Using Children’s Books to get Students Excited About Nature” Kat Scala and Dottie Schuman

Indoor Classroom-“Bones in a Bottle: An examination of roadside litter as a source of small mammal mortality, and as an alternative to owl pellets”-Patrick Brannon

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Session 3-Outdoors
“The Hickory Nut Gorge Eco system and Winter Tree ID”–Ron Lance
“The Geology of Chimney Rock”–Anthony Love

2:30 Session 4-Outdoors
“The Hickory Nut Gorge Eco system and Winter Tree ID”–Ron Lance
“The Geology of Chimney Rock”– Anthony Love

4:00 Closing Activity, Form-B

4:15 Additional Self-Guided Exploration (optional)

The Mini-Conference is an great opportunity to work on Criteria II or Criteria III of your EE Certification Portfolio.

EENC is offering a limited number of scholarships of $100.00 to Classroom Teachers to help pay for associated costs (substitutes, travel, etc.).

2015 Western Section Mini-Conference.

 
2015 Western Section Mini-Conference.

E-Corps NatSci Camps to be at Queens University of Charlotte!

Location of  Summer 2015 NatSci Basic Training (BT Summer Day Camp)!

James E. and Mary Ann Rogers Building

at Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28262.

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Get More information – HERE  See the awesome camp line up….

Smokies …this is the place to experience BIODIVERSITY!

  Why go to the Smokies? If you are into plants and animals (flora & fauna) this is the place.  Being a temperate rain-forest the span of elevations makes this place so diverse it is difficult to comprehend the magnitude of species.  Follow the link below to see the 18,200 species to date which there are over 931 NEW to SCIENCE!

Smokies Species Tally | Discover Life in America.

If you would like some help discovering this abundant life contact the good folks at the Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont.