Education

Curiosity is one of our core values. We are a team of lifelong learners who thrive on asking questions no one has asked before. We want to see others benefit from the growth that comes from a commitment to learning.

Our educational model will allow us to offer workshops and trainings that can be taken for no credit, undergraduate college credit, graduate college credit, or continuing education units (CEUs). We will do this by partnering with an existing institution of higher learning.

 

Teacher and Leader Training. We primarily focus on training facilitators, educators, and leaders through train-the-trainer workshops.

Place-based Natural History Seminars. We conduct natural history seminars on the ecology of various places including Mount Mitchell, Grandfather Mountain, and Chimney Rock. The seminars are taught on-site and focus on the geography, geology, ecology, flora and fauna, and climate that combine to create that specific ecosystem. The seminars are usually 1 to 2 days in length.

Traveling Field Ecology Courses. We take groups of learners on traveling field courses that are multiple days in length. These courses involve studying the ecology of particular regions, national parks, or unique places. A member of our team has developed a traveling field ecology course to 19 national parks in the American West using a sleeper bus. Participants sleep on the bus while the driver drives from one place to another. Other courses will go to such places as Alaska and Hawaii.

Webinars. We offer webinars on a wide variety of topics for organizations such as the Environmental Educators of North Carolina (EENC), the Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance (SEEA), and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The topics vary by request. 

(828) 357-5611

Physical Address

865 Blue Ridge Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Mailing Address

151 Highway 9 Box 10, Black Mountain, NC 28711

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