Friday, January 17, 2014

Winter Natural History Hike in the Southern Appalachians Saturday, March 1, 2014

Space limited – email to reserve your space today!

Appalachian State University’s Southern Appalachian Environmental Research & Education Group is pleased to host this professional development opportunity for public school teachers and non-formal educators who want to enhance their environmental education skills. 

Ever wanted to take your class or group outdoors for nature exploration in late autumn or winter, but only feel confident identifying trees that have leaves?  Join us for this hike, which will focus on identification of trees and other plants after leaves are off.  EE certification credit offered (5 hrs, Criteria II). For adults; hike will be easy to moderate with plenty of breaks to examine specimens. Note: participants from our 2013 late autumn hike are welcome to join us again for this one!

WHAT: Winter Natural History Hike in the Southern Appalachians*
WHEN: Saturday, March 1, 10 AM – 3 PM (bring a bag lunch for picnic)
WHERE: ASU Campus Nature Preserve (details will be provided to registrants)
WHO: Pre-service and in-service educators who are working towards state EE certification; anyone interested in professional development in environmental education
INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Jenkins, ASU Biology Department & Herbarium

This program counts for 5-hrs of credit towards Criteria II for all those enrolled in the North Carolina Environmental Education Certification Program.

Registration required: There is no registration fee, but space in this program is limited.  To register, email Laura England, Outreach Coordinator for Southern Appalachian Environmental Research & Education Group, at

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