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Journey North

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Resource Description
Staff, Planning,
and Costs
Standards, Research, and Evaluation

Teaching Experience

Extensive background materials, as well as a range of curriculum resources from simple to elaborate, support even the most novice educator. Teaching experience is not required but it is recommended that facilitators understand the basics of inquiry-based learning and have familiarity with the science concepts explored in the activities.

Planning and Preparation

Because Journey North presents an array of educational opportunities and allows for different degrees of involvement, it would be helpful for educators to take the time to clarify their learning goals in advance and select activities accordingly. Moreover, educators should become acquainted with the Journey North Web site to help youth better navigate the breadth and depth of resources.


  • Computers: Computer with high-speed Internet connection connected to a printer.
  • Cameras: Cameras are not required but can be helpful for documentation.


The Web site and educational materials are available at no cost. In order to participate in the global study (i.e., reporting wildlife sightings), it is necessary to register, but registration is free.

Online Training for Afterschool Staff
The Afterschool Training Toolkit is available online free of charge.

The following resources can be used with the online Afterschool Training Toolkit to give you the resources you need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching afterschool activities.