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A.T. Ed-Venture Series

Join the ATC on an amazing virtual A.T. Ed-Venture Series, created for young people but engaging for all ages. Sign up to join a future session live, or click to watch the recordings of past sessions below. Recordings of the first series of interactive sessions, exploring topics state-by-state from Georgia to Maine, can also be found on our YouTube channel.

The next ATC Ed-Venture Series will explore cultural heritage, social and natural history along the A.T., and throughout public lands in the United States. This series will cover a wide range of topics– from how heritage and history can be expressed through art and creative writing to the importance of acknowledging Native lands. Look for program information to be added in the coming weeks.

Each session will have two instructors, typically one formal educator and one community, Trail club, or agency partner. These interactive live sessions include approximately 45 minutes of lesson time and then allow participants to ask questions to the presenters about the content or more personally about their career paths. Content is variable based on the educator’s expertise, discipline, focus, and interest.

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June Ed-Venture Session: On the Trail with Black Bears

Want to find out about black bears and how to hike safe in bear country? Ever wonder how humans and black bears are alike? Curious how these woodland giants spend their days? Then join E. Kim Delozier, Program Manager for BearWild and Susie Spikol, from The Harris Center for Conservation Education for this program on the bare facts about New England's black bears. Curriculum level: K-5 +

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Long Trails and Pilgrimage Traditions: Exploring Japan’s Shinetsu Trail and India’s Braj Yatra (12 Forests of Krishna)

Long trails and pilgrimages have long been part of many cultures around the world. In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander month, join researcher Sarah Adams and Professor Katherine Zubko of UNC Asheville for an interactive discussion on two trails in Asia—the Shinetsu Trail of Japan (a 75-mile long trail in eastern Japan modeled after the Appalachian Trail) and the Braj Yatra (a 168-mile Hindu devotional pilgrimage connected to the god Krishna) —to explore the ways in which long trails and pilgrimage traditions engage with history, culture, religion, and evolving relationships to the environment.

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Your Story Matters: Creative Writing for Conservation

In celebration of National Poetry Month, join ​educator Stefan Moss and Greening Youth Foundation Director of Operations, Eboni Preston, as they share how connections in nature and legacies on the land can be expressed and preserved through written and spoken word.