Outdoor and Environmental EducationProfessional Development → Workshops/Trainings 



Grade 6 Residential Program 

Middle School teachers who are participating in their school’s residential program are strongly encouraged to attend these workshops to prepare for teaching the sixth graders on site. Workshops are offered each fall and spring and are not for credit or stipend. Workshops are held at the Smith Center for one three-hour session. Teachers should sign up on PDO.  



Day Programs 

Elementary School teachers are strongly encouraged to attend the specific program workshop prior to their school’s visit since they will be teaching parts of the lesson. Each workshop is a three hour session held at the site you will be visiting. They are offered on Wednesday evenings prior to the season your program begins. Please check our calendar of events or contact your outdoor education coordinator for upcoming workshop dates. 

The workshop will encompass the procedures for the site, locations to conduct the activities, and the activities themselves.  Schools that have participated in the training have had a smoother and more productive experience as the instructional and logistical information does not need to be presented when students are here and waiting.  Please wear comfortable shoes for walking outside and dress for the weather.