July 26-29, 2019

Taking the adventure to a new level. Exploring the duff

Taking the adventure to a new level. Exploring the duff

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. Provide time and space to explore, develop, and hone your own inspiration for natural history.

  2. Create and share an experience of community, fun, and leadership in education.

  3. Build knowledge and understanding of leading outdoor teaching pedagogy developed by the BEETLES project at the Lawrence Hall of Science. This year’s theme will be: Field Journaling with Students

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: July 26-29

  • Depart for Big Sur on Friday July 26, meeting at Big Creek at 12 noon. (carpooling options available)

  • Return to Santa Cruz by 2 pm on Monday, July 29

Trip Fee: $185

The trip fee covers all food from Friday lunch to Monday breakfast, reserve fees, 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.