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Educator Trek: Where Swans Fly and Bears Walk: Jan. 4-5

Jan. 4-5, 2013 — 3:45 p.m. (Fri.) - 9 p.m. (Sat.), Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, near Plymouth.

Join the NC Museum of Natural Sciences staff and refuge biologists as we experience one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in North Carolina — thousands of tundra swans, snow geese and other waterfowl over-wintering in an area rich in wildlife such as black bears, bobcats and red wolves. Learn to identify waterfowl and other winter birds. Pick up practical tips on observing and preserving wildlife tracks and signs. Gain insights into incorporating lessons on wild creatures into your curriculum.

Requirements: Classroom teachers and assistants (any grade/subject), administrators, pre-service or substitute teachers; informal educators such as park and nature center staff & volunteers; anyone working on their NC EE certification.

Fee: $50 (includes lodging, breakfast, lunch and transportation to and from Raleigh).

Thanks to a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation, all Educator Trek costs have been reduced for 2012-13. Listed cost reflects this reduction.

Educator Trek Registration Form.

For more information, contact Mike Dunn at 919-707-9905 or mike.dunn@ncdenr.gov.