Project EXPLORE (Experiences Promoting Learning Outdoors for Research and Education) is an initiative of The North Carolina Arboretum that helps teachers utilize outdoor spaces at their school to engage pre-kindergarten-12th grade students in curriculum based learning activities.
As part of our statewide initiative the Arboretum will be accepting applications for a select number of environmental educators to offer Project EXPLORE programming in their own communities in NC.
Project EXPLORE coaches will begin with a five day training, (May 17th-21st, 2020, additional trainings will be held in 2021 and 2022) in western NC.
The training will include: an overview of the Project EXPLORE curriculum, professional learning, expertise sharing, and community building. After the training Project EXPLORE coaches will recruit and accept 10 teachers to deliver Project EXPLORE programming with and for during the 2020-2021 school year.