Monday, February 6, 2012

2012 Alumni Workshops!!!

APPLY TODAY for three great workshops we're offering to Trail to Every Classroom alumni in 2012!

Alumni workshops will provide an immersive experience where placed-based service learning content and pedagogy are explored in more depth, continuing to build upon the skills you learned in the original three workshops. These new professional development sessions are being offered this year to serve as a space to revisit key curricular topics and further develop the capacity of teachers to provide quality instruction to students along the Appalachian Trail.
The workshops are not cumulative and alumni are welcome to apply for one, two or all three in any region. As always, all workshops are offered free of charge and lodging, meals, camping equipment and materials will be provided.

Workshops for 2012:
Spring Workshop: Questing & Natural History in Virginia - May 4-6
Summer Workshop: Wilderness First Aid & Hike Leadership in New Hampshire - July 15-20
Fall Workshop: Trail Construction & Design in New York - October 5-7

Alumni are encouraged to attend the SUMMER workshop with a club member from their local A.T. maintaining club. If you're a club member who is interested in attending the Summer Workshop, team up with an alumni and sign up or pass this along to someone in your club who may be interested! Club members are welcome to join the spring and fall workshops as well.


Learn more about these workshops and APPLY here.

We look forward to reconnecting with you 2012!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Maroons on the Trail!

The Maroons on the Trail, a newly formed outdoor club at Scott Memorial Middle School, headed out for their first adventure this week! The club contains 28 members and 9 of them attended the first outting and completed a training in Leave No Trace. They also spent time studying the different types of plants that survive through winter, and discussed why that may be. Ages ranged from 8-13. Several parents attended to help TTEC Alumni, Jon Kidd and his co-teacher have a successful event. They're already planning their next outing to Dismal Falls at the end of February or beginning of March!

Happy Trails Maroons!

North Carolina NCCAT participants

North Carolina NCCAT participants
At the Wayah Bald Fire Tower

Mary Jane

Mary Jane
On top of Silers Bald