Monday, April 11, 2011

2nd N.C. Outdoor Classroom Symposium a Big Success!

The 2nd N.C. Outdoor Classroom Symposium has drawn to a close and nearly 200 teachers and other educators have returned home energized and ready to utilize what they have learned, benefiting students around North Carolina.

Participants heard inspiring addresses by Jane L. Taylor, founding curator of the Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden and by Wendy Banning, co-developer and program director of Irvin Learning Farm, a hands-on outdoor learning program at the Triangle Land Conservancy’s 269-acre Irvin Farm Preserve in Chapel Hill. Attendees also took advantage of numerous concurrent sessions and Saturday tours of schools with outdoor learning environments located across the greater Triangle region.

Photos and updates from the event can be viewed on the N.C. Office of Environmental Education and Public Affair's Facebook page, (you do not need a Facebook account to view the photos). You can also read tweets from the conference on Twitter and comments are still welcome on the conversation with hastag #ncocsym.

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