Teacher Trainings

school kids and teacher investigating in the woodsCheck out our one-hour online trainings on teaching science and culture topics outdoors. To arrange a teacher training on an outdoor education topic, email Sarah Gladu at sgladu@coastalrivers.org

In addition to the trainings, we have boxed kits of tools and supplies to loan out, on a first-come, first serve basis, that correspond with each topic. Note: you do not have to participate in a training to use a kit.

For more information

Email Sarah Gladu, Director of Education and Citizen Science, at sgladu@coastalrivers.org or Angela DesVeaux, Education Assistant, at adesveaux@coastalrivers.org.

CEU credits

May be available, check with Sarah when you set up your training.

Recorded Trainings

Download the list here.

Taking your class outdoors – hints and hazards

Sarah and Angela share some time-tested tricks of the trade. Make your outdoor classes even MORE successful and learn new ways to extend and expand outdoor learning for your students. Bonus: learn some walking games you can use to enhance your class’ travel to and through the outdoors.

Who are the Wabanaki?

On-site at the Whaleback Shell Midden, Sarah reviews basic history and discuss food through the seasons, shelter design, and canoe travel. She shares resources, art projects, math games and games you can play with students, all from Wabanaki culture.

Birds of Midcoast Maine

Fostering a love of birds can open up a world of nature to a child. Learn how to teach basic bird identification. We also share several activities that will help students understand their behaviors and adaptations.

Mammals of Maine

Learn about the mammals of our region, with a focus on tracks and signs. This program integrates mammal adaptations for survival and identifying how animals interact with their habitat – both biotic and abiotic factors.