CHEYENNE - Whether you teach science, history, math, social studies, physical education, or lead a youth group, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) wants to keep your students in touch with fish, wildlife, and wild places with the annual outdoor education workshop.
This year's workshop is June 11 - 14 at the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp southeast of Dubois. Participantswill learn a gamut of outdoor activities including: the history of wildlife conservation, outdoor photography, shooting sports, nature writing, staying safe in bear-country, fishing, canoe safety, and much more. Officially called the WILD about Outdoor Recreation Education Opportunities Workshop, the WGFD started the event in 1995.
"The workshops are designed to provide Wyoming educators conservation education activities and materials that can be brought back to the classroom environment," said Tasha Sorensen, hunting and fishing recruitment coordinator for WGFD. "The workshop is designed first with classroom educators in mind, but the program has been expanded over the past few years to include after school and community programs such as YMCAs or parks and recreation departments."
The WGFD will offer certification in National Archery in Schools Program and Project WILD on Monday, June 11 tothose interested at no additional cost. PTSB and UW credit will be available for participants. Workshop registration is open through April 27. The registration fee is $150 per person and covers meals and lodging during the camp. There are 40 spots available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to receive a copy of the application packet, visit the WGFD's webpage. Click on "Education," "Outdoor Camps," and "Educators/Teachers Camp," or contact Sorensen at (307) 777-4536 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Contact: Tasha Sorensen (307) 777-4546)