Session 3 2023 MS/HS AM: Reading, Writing, and Experiencing Nature
Session 3 AM: July 5-21
Age / grade level: MS/HS
Teacher: Mr. Panciera
Description: Alabama is the most biodiverse state this side of the Mississippi River. Downtown Tuscaloosa itself is rich in different species of animal, flora, and fauna. Our class will take advantage of the natural environment, and find “nature” in unexpected places. Activities will include nature walks in the surrounding area, forest bathing, and nature photography. After experiencing nature, we will read some short essays and stories that incorporate the natural environment in interesting ways, followed by prompts to get students to write in multiple different genres: science fiction, fantasy, and poetry, among others.
Teacher Bio: Mr. Aaron Panciera is an M.A. student in English Literature at the University of Alabama, where he teaches discussion sections on American Literature. Before enrolling at UA, he was a substitute teacher at Grasso Technical High School in Connecticut, where he spent time as a long-term substitute, teaching 11th and 12th grade math. Mr. Panciera spends most of his free time reading, writing, making hummus, and taking long, meandering walks around Tuscaloosa. When he finishes his graduate program, Mr. Panciera hopes to teach middle school and/or high school.
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Note: This cost is for the full camp.