Professional Development and Team Building Opportunities
Where are the best places for team building and professional development around town? Bonus for affordable and fun!
We Back the Bay by Artist Boat
The program is open to 6th-12th grade teachers, with preference given to 6th-8th grade. We Back the Bay program allows students and teachers in the counties surrounding Galveston Bay to create learning legacies on their school campus that will improve the water quality of Galveston Bay.
The Outdoor Education Center at Camp Olympia
The Outdoor Education Center at Camp Olympia is directed by experienced, certified teachers with the goal of facilitating authentic experiences in nature for schools across the state. We offer programs for multiple grade levels and serve public, private, magnet, charter, and homeschool organizations. 3-Day/2-Night Programs are standard, but day programs and longer programs are available upon request. Our staff will work with your group to create an experience tailored to your specific needs.
Our curriculum is carefully aligned with the TX TEKS, and our staff is trained in best practices for outdoor education based upon the University of California, Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science BEETLES Leadership Institute for Science Education. Groups can choose from activities such as:
- Forest Ecology
- Aquatic Ecology
- High Ropes
- Texas History
- First Tee Golf
An Educator Program is offered year-round for individuals and groups
- $350; The program needs at least 10 participants to open, max. 70
- 3-day program intensive program
- No on-site dormitories, hotel accommodations will need to be made by individuals
- Available year-round for students as well