Project Wild Teacher Workshop

Project WILD, a wildlife-focused conservation education program, is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education curriculum among educators of students in kindergarten through high school. It is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about our natural world.  The activities found in Project WILD instructional materials are intended for use in both classroom and informal settings and are designed to support state and national academic standards appropriate for grades K-12.  The activities can easily be adapted to meet the learning requirements for academic disciplines ranging from science and environmental education to social studies, math, and language arts.

Through hands-on, phenomena-based, and cross-cutting activities, learning through Project WILD helps students foster responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. Through the use of balanced curriculum materials and professionally trained facilitators, Project WILD accomplishes its goal of developing awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment.  This results in the making of informed decisions, responsible behavior, and constructive action concerning wildlife and the environment.

In this hands-on workshop participants will be introduced to the curriculum, guided in its use, and shown the resources available through Project WILD and the Bureau of State Parks to help implement it in their classrooms.  Educators will also be given the Project WILD Activity Guide.  During the workshop, participants will be offered a variety of options for implementing lessons into their curriculum while participating in several model activities and lessons from Project WILD. 

To register, participants must contact the Park Office at (814) 765-0630 or parkerdamsp@pa.gov and pay the $10.00 regsitration fee.

 

Saturday, April 8 at 8:00am to 4:00pm

Parker Dam State Park
28 Fairview Road, Penfield, PA 15849-9799

Bureau

State Parks

Categories

Workshops, Teacher

Region

North, Pennsylvania Wilds

Target Audience

Teachers/Educators

Exact Location

Environmental Education Classroom

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Cheryl Sharpe

Cheryl Sharpe left a positive review 4/8/2017

This workshop was fabulous if you like the outdoors. The park was great, the instructors enthusiastic, the activities were fun and engaging. I now have tons of ideas for incorporating wildlife education into my classroom.