2013 Learning Celebration Dates
Bynum: Sunday, September 22-Friday, September 27
Education Programs offered Tuesday, September 24-Friday,Sept. 27
Camp Guilrock: Sunday, October 6-Friday October 11
Teachers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-542-5790 to register your 4th grade classes.
If you have already registered or are interested in registering your 4th grade classes for the Learning Celebration, please click on the four links below. All the information you need to know including, schedules, what to expect, and learning station descriptions are below. If you would like to register your classes, contact Donna at 919-542-5790 or email@example.com. Space is very limited, so call today!
Teacher Information Letter
Schedule and Station Descriptions
Learning Celebration volunteers have the unique opportunity to work with children in the day, then camp overnight at the field trip sites. You can also come as a day volunteer. Either way, training and meals are provided. Come and camp by the river and enjoy delicious meals!
Typical Week at the Learning Celebration
Volunteer Job Descriptions
Volunteer Information Guides
Learning Station Descriptions
The Learning Celebration is a 3 week environmental education program held in 3 counties. Volunteers lead 4th graders through hands-on exploration of the river environment. Learning Stations include nature art, stream ecology, watershed cultural history, animals and all meet at least one NCSCOS Competency Goal for 4th grade; there’s also a puppet show and concert! All activities inspire students to think about how human actions affect the river and its watershed communities.
This short Learning Celebration video, created by Mark Barroso of Fork in the Road Films, features Learning Celebration volunteers and fourth-graders having a wonderful educational experience down by the river.The first Haw River Learning Celebration took place in 1990 and was the recipient of a NC Take Pride in America award. In 1992, Festival founder Louise Kessel won the Women of Environmental Action award for North Carolina. Since 1990, over 33,000 students and 2,000 volunteers have participated in the Learning Celebration.
Check out the 2011 LC slideshow for pictures from last year’s Learning Celebration.
Please consider a donation to the Learning Celebration. You can donate online using the Paypal button below (Paypal Account not required). Or can you mail a check payable to HRA with memo line Learning Celebration to PO Box 187 Bynum, NC 27228. Please contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-542-5790 if you would like to make an in-kind donation. Thank you!