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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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