Outdoor Wonders and Learning (OWL) hybrid workshop, K-5 grade level educators

Are you a:

Classroom teacher looking to incorporate more Environmental Education into your lessons?

Non-formal educator hoping to incorporate more grade level standards into your programs?

K-5 pre-service teacher looking for more resources to implement Science Methods?

If you said “Yes!” to any of these questions, then an OWL Workshop is the place for you. OWL (Outdoor Wonders and Learning) is an Environmental Education-based curriculum guide written and designed to match North Carolina Essential Standards for elementary grades. It focuses on Science, but also meets Math, Social Studies, and English-Language Arts when applicable. During the workshop, participants will experience OWL activities and learn more about how they work on their own, or as part of a larger lesson.  Educators gain skills and resources to facilitate engaging, inquiry-based lessons that meet NC Essential Standards and develop comfort with science and nature.

OWL (Outdoor Wonders and Learning) is presented by The North Carolina Arboretum.


Outdoor Wonders and Learning - Hybrid Workshop, 6 hours Criteria 1 for NC EE Certification

Online, asynchronous portion available 4/16-4/30 
**Required in-person workshops are regional:

Saturday May 1, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. @ The North Carolina Arboretum (Asheville, NC)

Saturday May 15, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. @ the Piedmont Environmental Center (High Point, NC)

Saturday May 22, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. @ the Eastern 4-H Center (Columbia, NC)

To Register: https://4020a.blackbaudhosting.com/4020a/NC-EE-Certification-Outdoor-Wonders-and-Learning-Hybrid
Registration Cost: $10
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 23, 2021
Questions? Michelle Pearce, mpearce@ncarboretum.org
*In-person spaces are limited to 15 and are available on a first come, first served basis. Once spaces fill you will be offered a seat for a different location or a space on the waiting list for your region. 

What does this workshop entail? Participants are required to complete, in this order:
1. Complete Modules 1 and 2 online, introducing participants to each other and to the OWL program and guide through recorded videos and virtual discussions/assignments. (asynchronous ~ 3 hours)

2. Attend an in-person portion of the workshop in your region! This will be a time to explore additional PLT activities, discuss implementation, and share more about OWL resources and adaptations.

Michelle Pearce, MAEd
Teacher Education Coordinator
The North Carolina Arboretum
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way | Asheville, N.C.  28806
p: 828.665.2492 x. 624
Fax: 828.412.8503