This year’s Learning Celebration is Virtual!
As much as well all love gathering and camping together annually for three weeks in the fall, the Haw River Assembly wants to promote a safe environment for both the students and teachers who attend our Learning Celebration as well as our volunteers. While we had hoped the pandemic had cleared up by now, we now know there is no safe way to host an in-person event this year.
We are very excited to announce a series of videos – The Virtual Haw River Learning Celebration!
Six episodes include the wonderful activities traditionally hosted at the Learning Celebration plus puppet scenes with Paperhand Puppets, and even animation. This is available to all the 4th grade students in the watershed – and to everyone who wishes to see it for free (with a suggested small donation). We want to inspire students throughout the entire watershed to visit their local river and learn how to stay connected with nature through beautiful cinematography.
Check out a sneak peak of the fun to come!
To watch all the episodes online go to: http://hawriver.org/the-virtual-haw-river-learning-celebration-now-online/
How Can You Help?
More About the ACTUAL Haw River Learning Celebration
The Haw River Learning Celebration is a field trip to the Haw River for fourth graders each fall. Since we began the program in 1990, over 48,000 students have participated. Schools attend one of our three locations in Chatham, Alamance and Rockingham counties and spend a day doing activities along the river, enjoying a picnic lunch and concert together, and a special puppet show. We hope in future years that our acclaimed Haw River Learning Celebration field trip for 4th graders will be back! Here’s a short video from the past.
Volunteers Always Welcome!
Each year nearly one hundred volunteers make the Learning Celebration a reality, as guides and activity presenters (we provide the training), helping us setup and move between sites, preparing meals for the crew and more! Look for our volunteer registration link on this page when we are able to be an in-person event again! You can also contact Kyleene Rooks for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Teachers
For any additional inquiries regarding the Learning Celebration please feel free to contact our Watershed Education and Outreach Coordinator, Kyleene Rooks at email@example.com