June 25, 2017 - July 2, 2017
This is our fifth Mountains to the Gulf (M2G) event. Many past participants have called this the most amazing 8 days of a teacher’s professional life!
Camp McDowell partners with several other organizations in an amazing teacher expedition called Mountains to the Gulf. A group of twenty teachers from across Alabama is selected to travel the state of Alabama for a week with some of the Southeast’s top experts on geology, watersheds, herpetology and ecology. Some of the experts who participate are Dr. Jim Lacefield, author of Lost Worlds in Alabama Rocks, Dr. Bill Deutsch, founder of Alabama Water Watch, Heather Montgomery, author of many children’s books, and Jimmy Stiles, herpetologist. They guide the teacher group through all ecoregions of the state.
Stops are made along the way at Little River Canyon, Cheaha State Park, Lake Martin, and Dauphin Island. We gather fossils from roadside cuts and stream beds in Southern Alabama. The final two days are spent at Dauphin Island Sea Lab where we explore salt march estuaries and go out on their research vessel to trawl and learn about the living species in our gulf waters. We stay in hotel style lodging along the way and travel in a charter bus.
The partners for M2G included Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education (www.getthetag.com), Environmental Education Association of Alabama, Georgia Alabama Land Trust, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Alabama Water Watch and, of course McDowell Environmental Center.
To register of learn more information go to the Legacy website!
For more information about any of these, please contact Maggie Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org with “2017 educator workshops” in the subject line.