Monday, July 11, 2011
At the Water's Edge Teacher Institute
News14Carolina did a great story about the ATWE! See it in the News14Carolina Coastal Section!
The At The Water's Edge Teacher Institute is made available by the Environmental Education Fund with funding provided by the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program. The NC Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs provides administration for the institute. Partners include the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the North Carolina Association of Environmental Education Centers, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, and others.
You can view photos of the week's activities on Facebook .
During this week-long teacher institute, teachers participated in an in-depth investigation of North Carolina’s watersheds and river basins while exploring the unique natural habitats of the coastal region. Along the way, techniques for incorporating outdoor experiences into the curriculum using school grounds and field exploration were highlighted. By applying the interdisciplinary approach of environmental education, educators learned how to integrate science, social studies, language arts, math, health and art using the natural environment as the context for learning.