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Apr
22
Wed
EMGVA Plant Sale — Friends Early Admission
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Apr
23
Thu
EMGVA Plant Sale
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm
Apr
26
Sun
EMGVA Plant Sale
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
May
2
Sat
Environmental Education for K-8 Educators: Project Learning Tree
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Environmental Education for the K-8 Classroom: Project Learning Tree
May 2, 2020
10am – 4pm
Cape Fear Museum and Science Center
Wilmington, NC

To Register: Follow this Link to the Cape Fear Museum’s Registration Portal 
Workshop Fee: Free (Sponsorship and Lunch from International Paper)
Registration Deadline: April 27, 2020
Questions?: Pepper Hill phill@nhcgov.com 910-798-4386

Join other K-8 classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the Project Learning Tree K-8 Curriculum Guide. Every participant will leave the workshop with the PLT K-8 Activity Guide which includes 96 activities correlated to the NC Standard Course of Study and Essential Standards. The PLT activity guides are provided free of charge to participants through support from the NC Forestry Association. CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program.

Differentiated instruction? Technology connections? Literature links? STEM? The PLT activity guide covers it all!!! The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop. Please prepare to be inside and outside!

Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone.

Jul
13
Mon
Forest to Classroom: Urban Forestry
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm

Read more (and apply!) at forestry.ces.ncsu.edu/f2c

DRAFT AGENDA

Urban forests provide valuable ecological, economic, and social benefits to over 80% of the population in the United States. However, these urban forests are under threat from climate change, insects, diseases, natural disasters, and of course, development. 

The 2020 F2C Program is dedicated to helping educators learn more about the amazing urban forests within our communities. The program will include field days as well as classroom instruction. Instructors will include urban forestry specialists, scientists, and community organizations. Activities from Project Learning Tree and other curricula will be used to help teachers carry back what they have learned into the classroom. Continuing education (CEU) and EE Certification (Criteria II & III) credits will be provided.

Applications will be accepted until April 17, 2020. The 2020 F2C is geared towards formal and nonformal educators working with upper elementary through high school students (4th – 12th grade). Note: Teachers from outside of North Carolina are eligible to apply! Space is limited to 25 educators, with final selection based on application quality. Nonformal educators are encouraged to apply with the understanding that priority is given to formal classroom educators.

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than May 1, 2020. Upon selection, participants will be required to submit a $75 nonrefundable registration fee and with additional information to complete the registration process and secure their spot in the program. All lodging, most meals, and travel during the program are provided through generous sponsorship from NC State University Extension Forestry’s Renewable Resources Extension Act grant funding and additional program partners including the NC Urban Forest Council and the NC Forest Service Urban & Community Forestry program.

NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678