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The 2018-19 Teachers Night Out Schedule is HERE!

by Amelia Kimberlin, ENC Communications Intern

Interested in learning new ways to inject your curriculum with some fun and fresh nature-themed activities? Look no further, because the ENC’s Teachers Night Out is coming up! Kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers are invited to participate in mini-workshops throughout the Nature Center and learn hands-on activities to teach Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) concepts in their own classrooms.

The Teachers’ Night Out 2018/19 series will be held one Thursday per month for the entirety of the 2018/19 school year. The primary focus of Teachers’ Night Out is to provide educators of any kind with resources and ideas to implement in their curricula, in an effort to show their students the wonders of nature and the myriad benefits of spending time outdoors. Studies show being in nature makes children brighter, lighter, calmer, more focused and able to handle life’s ups and downs on an even keel, which means they’re healthier and happier.

These are the themes, dates, and guest speakers for the series!

September 27th: State Pride – Michelle Tollett, Calflora Communications and Outreach Director

October 18th: Fear Factor – Skie Bender, Education Outreach Specialist-California, Wolf Haven

November 8th: Water – Justin Finch, Water Use Efficiency Analyst from Mesa Water & Cindy Berglund, Rain Barrels Intl

December 13th: Plastic Problems – Anika Ballent, Education Director, Algalita

January 31st: Food Science

February 28th: Weather

March 28th: Citizen Science

April 25th: Native Plants

May 19th: Share-a-thon

Join us for the first event on September 27th for a State Pride themed night of fun and learning, featuring guest speaker Michelle Tollette, Calflora Communications and Outreach Director. Afterwards we’ll enjoy a light meal together and share some wine by the campfire before breaking out the marshmallows and skewers to make some s’mores!

Teachers Night Out is a fantastic community event and opportunity for teachers to learn, socialize, and relax at the ENC!

Email lori@encenter.org or call 949-645-8489 for more info.

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