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Wild Horse Curriculum Institute at Cape Lookout National Seashore

Spanish Mustangs of CorollaJoin park rangers, researchers, scholars, and fellow educators for a week-long institute learning about the legendary wild horses on Shackleford Banks in Cape Lookout National Seashore. Shackleford Banks, the southernmost barrier island of Cape Lookout National Seashore, is home to more than 100 wild horses.

More Info:

Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30, 2017
9 AM – 7 PM daily
Location: Beaufort, NC + Cape Lookout National Seashore

Application deadline is May 19, 20​17​

We are specifically seeking teachers working with students in grades 4-12 for this project. Participating teachers will be asked to contribute to a 3-4 lesson unit as well as their own classroom-ready lesson plans during and following the institute. Structured time throughout the week will be provided for curriculum writing, and participants will be asked to submit a first draft of activities by July 15, with a final draft integrating any feedback by August 15.

​Selected participants will be provided lodging at the Inlet Inn in Beaufort (optional) transportation between Cape Lookout and other sites, and a total stipend of $1200.​

To Apply: Please complete the application at Applications will be reviewed by the project coordinators and Cape Lookout staff.  We are looking for teachers that have experience applying field-based research into classroom lesson plans and who currently teach in grades 4-12. Space is limited to 4 teachers. Deadline to apply in May 19, 2017.

Questions? Contact Kati McArdle, Project Coordinator, NCSU College of Natural Resources – PRTM,

Applicants must be comfortable in a moderately strenuous, primitive outdoor environment for much of the day. When on the island, participants will be required to pack in all their needs for the day including water, and pack out all their trash. Upon acceptance, a suggested equipment list will be provided.

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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