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CANCELED - Wild About Turkeys: Educator Workshop

CANCELED - Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through April 30. Except for the parks and forests that have been announced as closed, state park and forest facilities remain open.

Teachers, earn 6.5 Act 48 hours while learning about one of Pennsylvania’s most intriguing species at this Wild About Turkeys Educator Workshop. 

Open to formal and non-formal educators working with students in grades 6-12, this engaging workshop will explore the natural history and habitat needs of the Eastern Wild Turkey, historical and current management strategies, and research techniques including a demonstration of trapping and banding methods.

Education staff from PA Game Commission, Keystone Elk Country Alliance and PA State Parks will guide participants through hands-on educational activities which can easily be integrated into science, language arts, math, music, art, and social studies curriculums and will address current standards for Environment and Ecology.  Background information is provided with each activity, so teachers can jump right in and lead these activities with confidence. 

Agenda will include both indoor and outdoor activities.  Participants should dress comfortably and be prepared for any weather.   Snacks and drinks are provided.  Lunch is not provided, please bring your own lunch.

All participants will receive copies of the lesson plans used, plus other classroom materials and teaching resources.  6.5 Act 48 hours are available for participants with a current PPID number.

Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required by March 6th.  Space is limited to 30 participants.  For more information or to register, please call the Elk Country Visitor Center at 814-787-5173.

Saturday, March 14 at 9:00am to 4:00pm

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


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For navigation, use 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821

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