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Nature education workshop offered to nonformal and formal teachers

NOV
16

Nature education workshop offered to nonformal and formal teachers


Photo: Lucy Wold, WGFD

Pinedale school teacher Keyth Palmer (left) and Wendy Bournazian (right) measure antlers at a recent Project WILD Project Learning Tree nature education workshop. 

Facilitators with Wyoming Project Learning Tree (PLT) and Wyoming Project WILD have teamed up to offer a single workshop offering instruction in both curricula for K-12 formal and nonformal educators. The workshop is again made possible by a grant from the Southwest Chapter Muley Fanatics Foundation.

This fun, hands-on workshop is being held at Wyoming Game and Fish Department Green River Region Office, Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, 8:00 am to 5 pm. Lunch is on your own. The facility is located at 351 Astle Avenue. The cost for the workshop is only $25 because of the grant monies and includes five curriculum guides, activity materials, and snacks.

Educators attending this workshop will earn one hour of Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) credit, free of charge. University of Wyoming continuing education graduate credit (one hour) is also available for an additional $50.00. Deadline to apply for the workshop is Friday, November 1.

“These workshops are an incredible value towards professional development,” says Lucy Wold, WGFD Information and Education Specialist for the Green River Region. “This is a top-notch workshop, providing opportunities for professional development for educators, plus the opportunity to gain so many meaningful activities about trees and wildlife that will help their students learn how to hone in on important skills, like science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We are very thankful for the grant monies and are really looking forward to working with area educators.”

Project Learning Tree and Project WILD are national award-winning resource and environmental education curricula appropriate for K-12.  Each curriculum offers its own perspective; forests (PLT) and wildlife (WILD). All materials will be provided, including curriculum guides from WILD and PLT. The inquiry-based curricula meet Next Generation Science Standards and STEM for science, social studies, and language arts, are cross-curricular, and adaptable for grades K-12.  There will be opportunities at this workshop to network with fellow educators and local professionals. Participants will go through various activities from each curriculum and learn how to implement the activities in the classroom and into their curriculum. Workshop participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes, as the workshop is guaranteed to be non-stop and action-packed, with outside and indoor activities.

Please use the preregistration form in the link to the workshop flyer and send it in by November 1. The workshop is limited to 25 participants. For more information and to register for the workshop contact the WGFD Green River Region Office at 307-875-3225, extension 18607.

Click this link to read the workshop flyer and registration form

 

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