Environmental Nature Center hosts Teachers Night Out
Local educators will explore, socialize, learn, and relax at the ENC, after hours.
Newport Beach, Calif., June 26, 2018 – The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) has scheduled their 2018-19 “Teachers Night Out!” series. Local educators are invited to tour the five-acre Center and participate in hands-on activities that connect Nature to the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Admission is $5 and free for ENC members. The themes, dates, and guest speakers for the series are as follows:
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
Online registration will be available by the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, but teachers are encouraged to mark their calendars now.
"The Teachers Night Out series is one of my favorite events to present each month," said ENC Outreach Coordinator Mindy Schwartz. "I love spending the afternoon with all kinds of educators, and seeing their enthusiasm as they learn exciting new hands-on ways to teach children about science and nature."
The series welcomes all kids of educators, including classroom teachers, outdoor educators, scout leaders, homeschool parents – anyone who wants to be a better educator and acquire some new teaching techniques. Afterwards participants enjoy a light meal together and share some wine by the campfire before breaking out the skewers to make s’mores. Teachers who participate receive priority booking of school tours & Traveling Naturalist programs, and receive free curricular and instructional resources.