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Northern Woodlands Writers & Readers Conference
October 16, 2015 - October 18, 2015
Professional Development Opportunity for Educators
Enjoy a weekend at Hulbert Outdoor Center on beautiful Lake Morey in Fairlee, Vermont, while engaging with well-known writers, editors, and educators. This conference will explore how writers, artists, and educators express the rich forest heritage of the Northeast: both the natural history of our region and the interactions of people and place. In addition to workshops and talks, there will be panel discussions, nature walks, and fun extras such as an open mic night, syrup tasting, and s’mores around the fire.
The event is organized by The Center for Northern Woodlands Education (“Northern Woodlands”), the nonprofit that publishes Northern Woodlands magazine, and the Aloha Foundation’s Hulbert Outdoor Center. It is sponsored by The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit well known in the area for its critical role facilitating major conservation efforts, including the Brushwood Community Forest, the Randolph Community Forest, and the 13 Mile Forest in Errol.
This year’s conference includes a number of prominent speakers from New England and New York, including bestselling natural history author Bernd Heinrich, illustrator David Macaulay, conservationist and author Peter Forbes, bear authority Ben Kilham, children’s book illustrator Robin Brickman and place-based education leader David Sobel.
Overnight (shared cabin) lodging and day rates are available, and all meals are provided. Teacher professional development certificates will be distributed. Enrollment is limited. Complete workshop descriptions, presenter biographies, and registration information can be found here: http://northernwoodlands.org/writersconference – or email Emily Rowe: Emily@northernwoodlands.org.