Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Kate Fisher and Julie Judkins, Resource Program Manager for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Asheville office, work together to control Japanese Knotweed along the AT on National Public Lands Day

Friday, August 22, 2008

WNC Woman Hikes AT in 57 days, 8 hours, 35 min

Hi everyone! Thought you would be interested in this article on a new AT record for an assisted hike on the AT. Becky and I hope to have Jennifer Pharr Davis come speak at our schools about her amazing hike. She beat the woman's record by 30 days and hiked 64.8 miles on her second to the last day!! Read about it at


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

2008 TTEC Participants!

2008 TTEC Grant Opportunity

Grants of $500 - $1000 available to TTEC alumni and current participants.
Application due September 5.
Let me know if you need a copy of the announcement and application.

New Grant Opportunities

Kids In Need Foundation Accepting Applications for Teacher Grants
Grants - $500
Deadline: September 30, 2008
The School, Home, & Office Products Association Kids In Need
Foundation see

Students Invited to Submit Entries for 2009 SeaWorld/Busch
Gardens Environmental Excellence Awards
Grants - $10,000
Deadline: November 28, 2008
A program of the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

WV photos

Greetings from the Babes in the Woods in Western North Carolina. I hope you are enjoying the last few days of summer vacation. Here is a link to more photos from our fabulous week in WV. and

I'd love to hear from those of you who took the podcast workshop. Our team members were busy with the mega-transect and backpacking. Now I'm thinking how nice it would be to create a report from our trip on a podcast so that it could be uploaded to the web to share with our partners. I finally bought an iPod and am ready to try it out. Any recommendations for info. on the web? I guess we could try PhotoStory again. For those of you interested in that program (which we used for our three minute presentation), it is a free download from Microsoft.

longview/ kate e-mail:

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

HIking on the AT as part of our TTEC experience

We chose from 3 different workshops opportunities: Podcasting, Megastransect, or backpacking.. .10 of us had the opportunity to go backpacking on the AT courtesy of one of our partners, REI Outdoor School and Staff. We were treated to the use of all equipment and were served delicious food compliments of our chef Ashby. All we had to do was show up with our personal effects. We hiked a bit over 3 miles in, set up camp at this shelter (complete with privy). Water was .4 or .5 miles down the mountain and had to be hauled up in buckets. Not a problem when ripe berries could be tasted along the way. After a beautiful moonlit night, we packed up camp and hiked out about 4 miles to Gathland State Park. We learned valuable leading and managing skills we can use when we take a group of children on the AT! The REI staff was superb. We thank them for this great experience and partnership.

2008 TTEC

This is learning at its best! Doing and being outdoors with vibrant, energetic, inspirational teachers and leaders.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Photos from TTEC Southeast Spring Workshop

Our TTEC Southeast team met for the first time at the Len Foote Hike Inn Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26. After receiving our fabulous Leki hiking poles, and our first Leave No Trace lesson, we headed up the 5 mile trail to the Hike Inn. Check out our photos, taken by Jan aka "On a Roll."

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

TTEC 2008 and added curricula

Hello Teachers, Educators and A.T. Friends:
Please check out the recently added curricula created by past TTEC participants (to the left).
We have begun our recruiting season for the 2008 program, and are looking forward to another successful year!
Please keep in touch~

North Carolina NCCAT participants

North Carolina NCCAT participants
At the Wayah Bald Fire Tower

Mary Jane

Mary Jane
On top of Silers Bald