Learning on the Land: A Teacher Training 2017/2018

Learning on the Land: A Teacher Training 2017/2018

February 8-9 (Thursday - Friday) / Ecology Intensive (February 7)

April 7-8 (Saturday - Sunday) / Ecology Intensive (April 6) 


Clem Miller Environmental Education Center, Point Reyes National Seashore

Learning on the Land is a prerequisite course designed for teachers, naturalists, environmental educators and program leaders interested in utilizing the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center. This two-day course weaves together concepts of natural history, environmental and experiential education and program planning specific to this site. Educators will leave with all the tools they need to plan and deliver a rich environmental experience at the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center.

Learning on the Land Logistics

Come prepared to get to know the kitchen and be part of our collective meal preparation, cooking and cleaning.

February 8-9 (Thursday and Friday)

  • 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Meals are provided Thursday morning through Friday lunch

April 7-8 (Saturday and Sunday) 

  • 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Meals are provided Saturday morning through Sunday lunch


Ecology Intensive Logistics

Participants are invited a day early for a day-long intensive ecology exploration. While the main event combines training in practical planning and teaching methods, the optional day is packed with information on topics such as bird language, tracking, botany, general ecology and climate change.

February 7 (Wednesday)

  • 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided

April 6 (Friday) 

  • 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided


Optional Overnight

For those travelling from outside the area and anyone interested in spending a little extra time on site, add optional overnight accommodations before or after the workshop for just $30/night more. (You're on your own for dinner those nights as town is a short drive away. We will provide coffee/tea and goodies from Bovine Bakery in the morning. Check out by 10am on Monday for April’s workshop and 10am Saturday for February’s workshop.) 

Course Fee

Learning on the Land                                                                                     Ecology Intensive
$160 – PRNSA Members                                                                               $95 – General Admission
$205 – General Admission

Course fee includes: instruction, lodging and meals.

Continuing Education Credits are available through Sonoma State University for an additional fee.

Tickets and Registration 


Reserving the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center

Each year, we welcome more than 1,800 students from 35 schools and community groups to the Education Center. Here are the basic requirements to reserve the space:

Once registered for a Learning on the Land course, you may begin the process of reserving the Center for a three-to-five-day stay. The Center can accommodate a maximum of 90 participants and requires one adult for every eight children under 18. A signed Application and Use Agreement, $600 facility use deposit and $1M in comprehensive liability insurance are required to secure a reservation. Partial fee waivers are available for qualifying schools.

For additional information, please contact us at (415) 663-1200 x 305 or e-mail Sam Chiriboga at samc@ptreyes.org