Friday, February 14, 2014

Webinar Opportunities

Conquering Nature Deficit Disorder with Phenology, Wednesday, February 12th, at 7:30pm EST.

Long before Last Child in the Woods, biology teacher Larry Weber has been teaching his middle school students how to identify common local flora and fauna and  evidence of seasonal change (i.e. phenology). Larry will draw on his decades of experience to explain how to organize a course focused on phenology, what students look for each month of the school year and the benefits of this type of teaching.

Building a Culture of Resilience through EducationThursday, February 20th, 7pm EST

Children and youth witness and experience natural disasters in increasing numbers and intensity.  This webinar will explore the curriculum, learning and teaching implications of helping children and youth to become active agents in preventing, mitigating and better coping with natural disasters.  It will highlight practical ideas and examples of disaster risk reduction (DRR) education in school and community characterized by child/youth participation and leadership.  The webinar will also explore how environmental education can contribute to disaster risk reduction and vice-versa.  Participants will be invited to share their own practice and experience in empowering children and youth to help foster a resilient school and community.  Reserve your spot now:  (

Water Quality Monitoring in Outdoor EducationThursday, February 27th, 7:30pm EST

Water provides a rich source of learning opportunities. The webinar will explore water quality monitoring as an educational tool to engage students in learning about water and the local environment. Participants will be provided with practical information to integrate water quality monitoring into their own practice including how to set-up monitoring activities, managing risk, the monitoring process, helpful tools and resources, and how to make water quality monitoring a meaningful learning experience.   Reserve your spot now:  (

North Carolina NCCAT participants

North Carolina NCCAT participants
At the Wayah Bald Fire Tower

Mary Jane

Mary Jane
On top of Silers Bald