Educator Resources and Workshops

Find resources you can use in your classroom or attend a workshop at Camp McDowell! Learn about, and sign up for, our McDowell Environmental Center teacher workshops, and use outdoor inquiry in your classroom!

Incorporating Journaling into your Upcoming Trip

We highly encourage incorporating journaling into your classroom and into your McDowell Environmental Center Trip. We've written a pre/post trip lesson plan to help you integrate journaling into your trip.

.....................................Helpful Tips and Tricks for a Successful Journaling Experience at MEC.........................................

**Pack journals, pencils, and a sharpener, by field group, in a large ziplock bag and assign to a field group chaperone

**Encourage chaperones to assist with writing in the field

**Suggest evening prompts for students to complete during night snack or in their cabins before lights out

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For a more immersive curriculum that helps incorporate nature journaling as a regular part of your classroom instruction, we love this curriculum from the Smithsonian.