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Wild About Elk Educator Workshop

This hands-on workshop will explore the natural history and habitat needs of Pennsylvania elk, historical and current management strategies, and modern research techniques used to study elk, including an attempted elk calf research activity with the Game Commission.

Staff from PA Game Commission, Keystone Elk Country Alliance, and PA State Parks will guide participants through educational activities from the Project Wild and Wild About Elk curriculum which can easily be integrated into science, language arts, math, art, and social studies curriculums and will address current standards for Environment and Ecology. 

All participants will receive one copy of the Wild About Elk curriculum guide. Snacks and drinks are provided. Participants should bring their own dinner.

Agenda will include both indoor and outdoor activities including an optional attempted elk calf capture research activity with the Game Commission. Participants should dress comfortably and be well prepared for the outdoors. Optional calf capture requires off trail hiking (i.e., hiking up and down steep hills, uneven surfaces, through fields w/limited ground visibility, and through forests).

Fee: $10 per person.

Pre-registration is required by June 5th. Space is limtied to 30 participants. For more information or to register, please call 814-787-5173 or email ConEdSp@KECAUS.com 


Date of workshop: June 11, 2024

Workshop title: Wild About Elk

Workshop times: Tuesday 6/11/2024 1:00PM - 7:30 PM (optional calf capture afterwards 7:45 - 9:00 PM)

Workshop location: Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd. Benezette, PA 15821

Workshop fee: $10.00 per person

Included:  One copy of Wild About Elk curriculum guide, snacks and drinks (dinner in on your own).

Act 48 hours offered: 6

Targeted audience: Formal and non-formal educators working with students in grades K-12

How to register: Call 814-787-5173 or email ConEdSp@KECAUS.com

Registration deadline: June 5th, 2024 

Tuesday, June 11 at 1:00pm to 9:00pm

Elk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead Drive, Benezette, PA 15821


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