Educator Excursions

**All Covid-19 protocols and guidelines will be observed, including Social Distancing. Face masks are encouraged.**

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!

Terrific Trees - Educator Workshop

July 6, 2021

Oak Mountain State Park - 6 CEUs

Join the Legacy and the Cahaba River Society for this exciting workshop on the Cahaba River. This workshop provides participants with an overview of the Cahaba River – Alabama’s most biodiverse river. As we canoe a stretch of the Cahaba River we will explore above and below the water’s surface and discover the flora and fauna that live there. We will learn about the animals that call the Cahaba home and what their presence means to the health of the river. Topics and activities include macro-invertebrate sampling, water quality testing, Native vs Invasive Species, and a more!! 

Come prepared for canoeing and Alabama’s summer weather. In addition to the scheduled activities, participants enjoy networking with other educators. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting and educational environmental workshop.

Teachers receive valuable classroom resources and activities, as well as 6 hours of CEUs for attending. The workshop fee covers lunch and some workshop materials.

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

Canoe the CLEAN Cahaba

July 7th or 8th depending on the weather

Cahaba River

Join the Legacy and the Cahaba River Society for this exciting workshop on the Cahaba River. This workshop provides participants with an overview of the Cahaba River – Alabama’s most biodiverse river. As we canoe a stretch of the Cahaba River we will explore above and below the water’s surface and discover the flora and fauna that live there. We will learn about the animals that call the Cahaba home and what their presence means to the health of the river. Topics and activities include macro-invertebrate sampling, water quality testing, Native vs Invasive Species, and a more!!

Come prepared for canoeing and Alabama’s summer weather. In addition to the scheduled activities, participants enjoy networking with other educators. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting and educational environmental workshop.

Teachers receive valuable classroom resources and activities, as well as 6 hours of CEUs for attending. The workshop fee covers lunch and some workshop materials.

**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 Oak Mountain State Park for this exciting workshop. This workshop provides participants with an overview of Alabama’s wildlife, specifically birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Topics and activities include Live Animal demonstrations, habitat adaptations, Native vs Invasive Species, and a more!!

Come prepared for nature walks and Alabama’s summer weather. In addition to the scheduled activities, participants enjoy networking with other educators. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting and educational environmental workshop.
Teachers receive valuable classroom resources and activities, as well as 6 hours of CEUs for attending. The workshop fee covers lunch and some workshop materials.

**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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Animal Explorations: (iNaturalist, habitat adaptations, & diversity)

October 16, 2021 - 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Montgomery Zoo - 6 Hours of Professional Development
2301 Coliseum Pkwy, Montgomery, AL 36110

Join Legacy and the Montgomery Zoo as we explore the animal wonders of our world. We will examine habitat diversity and the adaptations animals make to thrive in those habitats. We will also delve into both native and invasive species found at the zoo with the help of the iNaturalist app.

Teachers receive valuable classroom resources and activities, as well as 6 hours of CEUs for attending. The workshop fee covers lunch and some workshop materials.

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

 

Cahaba River Walk

November 6, 2021 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Cahaba River Walk - 6 Hours of Professional Development

Join the Legacy and the Cahaba River Society for this exciting workshop on the Cahaba River.  This workshop provides participants with an overview of the Cahaba River – Alabama’s most biodiverse river.  As we walk along a stretch of the Cahaba River we will explore above and below the water’s surface and discover the flora and fauna that live there.  We will learn about the animals that call the Cahaba home and what their presence means to the health of the river.  Topics and activities include macroinvertebrate sampling, water quality testing, Native vs Invasive Species, and more!!

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

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.

free materials for participants

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