Programs

Teacher Workshop: Project Learning Tree

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
9 AM to 4 PM
FREE

PLT

Project Learning Tree (PLT), an award-winning environmental education program, is designed for teachers and informal educators working with students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight. Upon completion of the workshop, educators will receive a free 400-page PLT activity guide full of interdisciplinary instructional activities that use the forest as a window into natural and human-made environments.

Educators will engage in hands-on PLT activities, gain confidence in nature-based teaching, and learn how to use PLT activities to help their students develop creativity, flexibility, and higher-order thinking skills. Teachers will spend half of the workshop in the new Museum Park—an outdoor learning space that interprets how people, land, and water have intersected throughout history in the Lower Cape Fear region.

RSVP

Space is limited to 25; participants must pre-register by November 1, 2016. Call 910-798-4362 or email cfmprograms@nhcgov.com.

Geocaching

What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game that uses handheld GPS-enabled devices to find geocaches (containers) hidden in different locations.  There are currently over 40 geocaches hidden in New Hanover County’s parks locations.

GeocacheHow is the game played?
1.  Visit www.geocaching.com and register for a free Basic Membership
2.  Watch the video entitled “Geocaching 101” for information on how to hide and/or seek a geocache

Parks and Gardens Geo-Challenge

Parks & Gardens has hidden 11 geocaches in 11 different parks for a new Geo-Challenge.  Download the Geo-Challenge Passport to participate. More details here.

 

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