Summer Workshops at Acadia National Park
Contact: Kate Petrie, 207-288-8823
On August 14 and 15, 2007, grade 3-8 teachers, field naturalists, and community educators are invited to join an Acadia education ranger for a one-day workshop or two-day facilitator training for the Leopold Project, curriculum based activities based on the classic work of Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac. The workshop will be held at the national park facility on Schoodic Peninsula beginning at 9 a.m. each day. Fully furnished overnight accommodations are available, and meals, books, and materials are provided. The cost is $60 for one day, or $105 for two days. Scholarships are available.
The course includes fully developed activities to take back to the classroom or facility, and participating teachers can qualify to attend Acadia’s 5th-8th grade residential program. C.E.U.s can be arranged through the University of Maine. Participation is limited to 25 people and pre-registration is required.
On August 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park will partner with Project Learning Tree to offer language arts activities designed to integrate natural resource study into the classroom. The cost is $35, and scholarships are available. C.E.U.s can be arranged through the University of Maine. All K-8 grade teachers, field naturalists, and community educators are welcome to participate. Meals, books, and materials are provided, and a tour of the Schoodic educational facilities will be offered. Participation is limited to 20 people and pre-registration is required. Overnight accommodations are available for an additional fee.
For more details and to pre-register, please contact Kate Petrie at 207-288-8823 or via e-mail.
Did You Know?
The historic carriage road system at Acadia National Park features 17 stone-faced bridges spanning streams, waterfalls, cliffs, and roads. The design of each bridge, such as Cobblestone Bridge, is unique.