June 22-25, 2018

 Taking the adventure to a new level. Once we commit to curiosity, the discoveries are endless!

Taking the adventure to a new level. Once we commit to curiosity, the discoveries are endless!

INquiry, Curiosity, & wonder in a community

The Bird School Project offers a training designed for classroom teachers to gain experience and inspiration for teaching students science and nature connection in an outdoor setting. Together we will practice core routines for outdoor science and:

  1. Build knowledge and understanding of leading outdoor teaching pedagogy developed by the BEETLES project at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Over the course of this weekend we will cover 2 BEETLES Professional Learning Sessions:
  2. Provide time and space to explore, develop, and hone your own inspiration for science learning in the outdoors.
  3. Create and share an experience of community, fun, and leadership in education.
 UCNRS Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve/photo by Lobsang Wangdu.

UCNRS Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve/photo by Lobsang Wangdu.

a place to learn & experience

 The Big Sur coastline is full of science mysteries and amazing scenery. It's location in the Monterey Bay makes it a perfect place for science educators to go for inspiration and practice. Join us for a secluded adventure and three nights camping in Big Sur, California at the UCNRS Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve.

For additional info please email kevin@birdschoolproject.org.

 Journaling during a teacher workshop at Antonelli Pond in Santa Cruz, CA.

Journaling during a teacher workshop at Antonelli Pond in Santa Cruz, CA.

logistics

Dates: June 22-25

  • Depart for Big Sur on Friday June 22, meeting in Santa Cruz at 9 am
  • Return to Santa Cruz by 2 pm on Monday, June 25

Weekend trip fee: $50

The trip fee covers food, round trip transportation from Santa Cruz, California, and all group camping gear (tents, stoves, cookware, fuel, maps, binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses).

Equipment:

Participants are responsible for bringing all of their own personal gear including hiking shoes/boots, a backpack, a journal for the field, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and clothing. For a complete personal packing list, click the link below.

*BEETLES is a trademark of The Regents of the University of California, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse The Bird School Project.