Environmental Education & Natural History Intensive
Fall 2015 Training: Saturday October 3 at 8:30 am to Sunday October 4 at 5:30 pm
Clem Miller Environmental Education Center, Point Reyes National Seashore
To register, please call Program Coordinator Fiona O'Kelly at 415-663-1200 x 306. Payment of $150 course fee is due at the time of registration.
NOTE: This class is limited to 18 students. Priority is given to classroom teachers and group leaders who would like to reserve the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center for an overnight program.
Designed for teachers, naturalists, environmental educators and youth program leaders, this course provides 20 hours of intensive training in natural history, environmental education and program planning. The 2-day course is led by a team of dynamic naturalists and educators who employ hands-on, field-based learning experiences designed to engage and stimulate learners. Topics include animal tracking, native plant identification and uses, stream ecology, environmental education activities, nighthikes and campfire programs, leading a hike, integrating environmental education across the curriculum and program planning. The program is compatible with the California State Science Framework.
"Here is a knowledgeable group that LOVES what they are doing. I found the flow, pace and content to be masterfully planned and the 'place' context to be invaluable." ~ 2013 Course Participant
The fee is $150 and includes 20 hours of instruction, lodging, Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast. One unit of academic credit (EDUC 390) is available from the School of Education at Sonoma State University for an additional $55.
This course is the prerequisite for teachers and group leaders who wish to reserve the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center.
Reserving the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center
Each year, we welcome more than 1,800 students from 35 schools to the Education Center. Here are the basic requirements to get started:
Teachers and program leaders who have registered for the Environmental Education & Natural History Intensive may begin the process of reserving the Center for a three- to five-day stay. The Center can accomodate a maximum of 86 participants and requires one adult for every eight children under 18. Click here for a list of available dates and fees. A signed Application & Use Agreement, $600 facility use deposit and $1M in comprehensive liability insurance are required to secure a reservation. Partial fee waivers are available for qualifying schools.
For additional information, please contact us at (415) 663-1200 x 306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.