Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week

Instructors share favorite methods/activities for engaging children and adults with nature

hogisland.audubon.org

Program Dates: July 16 to 21, 2017

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Learn practical approaches and add inspiration to your environmental education curriculum during this action-packed program. Our experienced and enthusiastic instructors share their favorite approaches, methods, and activities for engaging both children and adults with nature.

Workshops using techniques in art, music, theater, journaling, and other disciplines will be presented, as well as a host of classic Audubon Camp field trips, including a boat trip to the restored Atlantic Puffin and Tern colony on Eastern Egg Rock, intertidal explorations, and hiking through Hog Island's unspoiled spruce-fir forest. These experiences provide a wonderful opportunity to be learning outside in a beautiful setting, while also considering how you can take back some of these insights and methods to your students back home. We'll be exploring citizen science, creating some inquiry-based lessons on birds and other topics, and demonstrating both low and high-tech methods of teaching.

Photo: Phil Kahler

Photo: Phil Kahler

"Best workshop I have ever attended. No teacher left inside. All teachers deserve summer camp! Total stress relief, FUN, FUN, FUN!" - Deb, teacher, Alabama

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available for completing the course from the University of Southern Maine (Please bring $20 for 4.5 credits to camp with you).

"I have been teaching for 25 years and have never experience a more well rounded and useful program than that offered to educators on Hog Island. It is nothing short of out of this world. The scope, variety and depth of material we learned was extensive, exciting and so much fun. The people were top notch and the food will make you sorry you have to go home!" - Tracey, teacher, NY

Questions: For questions regarding the ASNV 2017 Hog Island Scholarship, please contact ASNV staff at info@audubonva.org or Mary McLean, Youth Education Chair

For program, registration, lodging or meals, contact the Audubon Camp registrar at hogisland@audubon.org or (843) 340-8673. Additional information about accommodations can be found on the lodging and frequently asked questions pages.