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Educator Workshop: Methods of Teaching Environmental Education

August 3, 2023 @10:00 am - August 4, 2023 @2:00 pm

Educator Workshop Grandfather

NOTE: This Educator Workshop is intended specifically for educators — not the general public.

The focus of this 10-hour Methods of Teaching Environmental Education workshop is to prepare participants from a variety of educational backgrounds and experiences in both the formal and non-formal sectors to use exemplary environmental education teaching methods. Participants will learn about a variety of teaching techniques, methods and instructional strategies, and the workshop will include multiple interactive components. This is a required workshop for all N.C. Environmental Education Certification candidates as Criteria I credit. NC EE Certification Credit: Criteria I and CEU credits are available. Instructors are Lauren Farrell and Cassie Petrilla.

August 3: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (onsite at GMSF)
August 4: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (onsite at GMSF)

This workshop is free to attend, although advance registration is required. Limited to 25 participants. Registration opens here June 5. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch, although there is a restaurant on site.

What to Bring?
Your time will be spent indoors and outdoors and all programs are held rain, snow or shine. You should be prepared for a variety of mountain weather conditions and temperatures. Appropriate clothing, equipment, and footwear are very important. Please bring a daypack with enough room to carry extra clothing (i.e., extra layers, rain gear), water, lunch, notepad/paper, pen/pencil, etc.

Additional information
Educational Experience Forms will be available for certification hours and Continuing Education Credit for the instructor to sign off on. Grandfather Mountain may also serve as Criteria III – Site visit hours, but these hours must be gained outside of the time that the workshop takes place (i.e., prior to or after the workshop). Staff will be available to sign off on these site visit forms.

If you cannot attend the educator workshop that you are registered for, please let us know five days in advance of the workshop if at all possible: call 828-733-2013 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

About Grandfather Mountain Educator Workshops
Grandfather Mountain’s Educator Workshop series invites educators to take advantage of the mountain’s classroom in the clouds. This is an opportunity to learn and have fun, while earning certification as an environmental educator in North Carolina. These programs offer credits with Criteria I, II and III programs. All workshops take place at Grandfather Mountain and may include some walking, so participants are encouraged to bring appropriate footwear and be prepared for inclement weather. Learn more about this year’s lineup.


August 3, 2023 @10:00 am
August 4, 2023 @2:00 pm
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Grandfather Mountain
2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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GPS: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Mailing: PO Box 129, Linville, NC 28646

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