Teacher Camp 2024

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Time: 8:30-4:30

Location: Lumbermen’s Museum, Patten

Cost: *Sliding Scale $0, $20, $50

Teacher Camp, an annual professional development opportunity through Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters, invites educators of all types to join us for a day of learning and connecting. Concepts can be incorporated into all grades and disciplines and we’ll discuss cross-curricular connections.

Place-Based Learning (PBL) is an instructional approach that focuses on developing students’ sense of place and learning through exploring their environment. PBL is the foundation of Teacher Camp and will connect the following principles to our focus: grounded in place, real, empowering, collaborative, integrated, and rigorous

The focus of Teacher Camp 2024 is on community science (previously known as citizen science). Two topics will be presented throughout the day: phenology and water quality. Hands-on learning will be a part of each session and will be connected closely to Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and the surrounding community. Each session will incorporate an existing citizen science platform so teachers can return their knowledge and experience to the classroom and outdoor spaces. Attendees will receive a field guide and a Water Rangers test kit!

A light breakfast with coffee, tea, snacks, and lunch will be served.*We do not want cost to be a barrier to participation, so we’re offering a range of registration fees determined by financial mobility. Please choose the option that best fits your situation.

$0 – Individuals not affiliated with an organization and have less financial mobility
$20 – Individuals not affiliated with organizations and who have financial resources
$50 – Individuals with more financial resources or individuals participating via organizations or schools