Educator Excursions

Thank you for your interest in Legacy Educator Excursions. 

Below you’ll find information about each event as well as the application and application deadline.  Please be sure to read the entire application packet as some of the events may prove strenuous to some people in the summer heat.  Educator Excursions are appropriate for most physical abilities!

Canoe the CLEAN Cahaba

July 7th or 8th depending on the weather

Cahaba River

Join Legacy and the Cahaba River Society as we go to a beautiful section of the Cahaba River to explore beneath the water’s surface and discover the creatures that live there. Learn about these special animals and what their presence means about the health of the River.

**Teacher Workshops open to formal and informal educators in the state of Alabama**

Animals of Alabama

MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021 AT 9 AM CDT – 4 PM CDT

Oak Mountain State Park

Join Legacy and the amazing naturalists at Oak Mountain State Park as we discuss Animal habitats and behaviors. You don’t want to miss this one. With live Animal demonstrations, hiking, and more!

**Teacher Workshops open to formal and informal educators in the state of Alabama**

On this Virtual Educational Adventure of a Lifetime, you will have the opportunity to experience some of the many wonders of Alabama from the comfort of your home. All you need is a computer and an adventurous spirit.

  • Each participant will be provided with many FREE Educational materials and books totaling over $250.00.
  • Legacy Materials Poster Series (12 posters)
  • Legacy Journal
  • Binoculars
  • 4 GB Flash Drive (loaded with materials and activities)
  • Water Bottle
  • Loupe
  • Actual Fossils
  • Southern Wonders by Scot Duncan
  • Lost Worlds in Alabama Rocks by Jim Lacefield
  • Alabama Rivers: A
  • Celebration & Challenge by Bill Deutsch
  • A Fresh Look at Roadkill by Heather Montgomery
  • Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America
  • Flying Wild Curriculum
  • Alabama Water Watch Curriculum
  • Leave no Trace Curriculum

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Below you’ll find information about each event as well as the application and application deadline.  Please be sure to read the entire application packet as some of the events may prove strenuous to some people in the summer heat.  Educator Excursions are appropriate for most physical abilities!

Mountains to the Gulf

In current development as a virtual excursion 

Cancelled Alabama Water Watch Summer Workshop

June 25, 2020 – Lee County Historical Society building, Loachapoka, AL

Cancelled Reptiles, Amphibians, and the Classroom

July 20-21, 2020 – Wehle Nature Center, Midway, AL

Cancelled Arts and the Environment

July 27-30, 2020 – Desoto State Park

Cancelled Exploring Central Alabama

June 2-5, 2020 – Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1-Day Legacy excursions require a $35.00 non–refundable application fee for Non-Members or a $30.00 non–refundable application fee for Legacy Members.
  • 3-Day Legacy excursions require a $100.00 non–refundable application fee for Non-Members (a portion of this deposit will give the applicant a one-year membership in Legacy’s Membership Program) or a $75.00 non–refundable application fee for Legacy Member.  
  • Legacy’s “Mountains to the Gulf” excursion requires a $325.00 non–refundable application fee (a portion of this deposit will give the applicant a one-year membership in Legacy’s Membership Program).

The Membership Program allows environmentally aware individuals to assist us in providing balanced, fact-based environmental education programs and materials to citizens throughout our state.  Remember your contribution to Legacy is tax deductible.  As a Legacy Member, you will receive discounts on the remaining Legacy workshops for that year.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion, professional development hours, and many FREE classroom materials.

  • Lodging, meals, and materials for the excursions are provided for most workshops.  Legacy is not able to cover substitute teachers and travel expenses to and from the excursion location.
  • Any K-12 educator or informal educator currently teaching within the State of Alabama, any person(s) about to or who have already graduated with an Education Degree, graduate students with an Education Degree or other environmental educators may apply to attend
  • Contact David Matson at 1-800-240-5115 or david@legacyenved.org for more information.

Legacy excursions include activities that could be considered strenuous (e.g. hiking up steep hills in warm weather and canoeing.) If you have any medical problems that would prevent you from strenuous activity, it is advised that you do not attend these excursions.

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