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Teacher Workshops

Teacher Workshops Overview

"Education is improving the lives of others for leaving your community and world better than you found it." - Marian Wright Edelman

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Join McDowell Educational Programs for a day or a weekend throughout the year at one of our many teacher workshops. Many of our teacher workshops meet the criteria and are approved for AMSTI & Powerschool Credits and are TEAMS approved. These high quality PD opportunities are a great way to visit McDowell, connect with other educators, and earn your continuing education credits. Whether you need the credits, or you just want to expand your curriculum by picking up some new and fun ideas for your classroom, you will find what you need at a McDowell Teacher Workshop! Check out the sessions below. Email Meredith at mecdirector@campmcdowell.org with questions.

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Teacher Advisory Board (June 17-18, 2024)

Whether you are new to camp, or have been bringing your students to our programs for years, your feedback and voice is important. Come earn 6 hours of TEAMS credit as we enjoy the wonders of Camp McDowell in the summer (canoeing, hiking, river-swimming, etc.), share a Farm to Table dinner, and spend time talking about the state of Environmental Education (EE) in Alabama, how to get more students involved and benefitting from EE experiences, and how to make EE experiences more accessible no matter the price or ability level of the student.

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Wild About Water (September 27-29, 2024)

Come get wild about water with us! Join us for a weekend of learning about and exploring our Alabama Waterways, and how you can bring Environmental Education back to your classroom. Earn 12 hours of TEAMS approved credit hours as we investigate water systems, explore local stream systems and enjoy the beauty that our waterways provide. Highlights include: in-field water testing, canoeing, and beautiful hikes in the Bankhead National Forest.

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Adult Adventure Series (October 30-31)

Reinvigorate your questioning mind, grow your knowledge of Northwest Alabama’s unique environment, or experience the outdoors for the first time! We are offering our regular classes at an adult level for anyone and everyone who wants to engage in exploratory, curiosity-led, and hands-on learning.

Each ticket registers the person for the entire session, including 2 day classes, 1 night class, and 4 meals (Wed lunch, Wed dinner, Thur breakfast, and Thur lunch).

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Teachers Day Out (November 12, 2024)

Earn 6 Hours of ASMTI (teams approved) credit hours as we explore all that McDowell Educational Programs have to offer. Spend a morning at McDowell Farm School and learn about bringing farm education to your classroom. Spend the afternoon with McDowell Environmental Center as we explore our forests and learn new activities for students.

Registration Coming Soon!