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.