Gazing at a million stars above Sapelo Island. Watching a loggerhead sea turtle nest and lay eggs on the beach. All while gaining rich content knowledge in a field-based setting. Doesn't sound like your typical teacher professional development workshop, right? For eighteen K-12 teachers this one-of-a-kind professional learning experience was the perfect way to spend part of their summer. Faculty from Armstrong State University and educators from Stone Mountain Memorial Association recently led a group of K-12 teachers on a hands-on study of the geology, ecology, and history of Georgia's barrier islands.