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Summer Teacher Workshops


Monday, July 22, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

County: Hinds

For more information please contact the Education Coordinator at 601-576-6000 or by email at andrea.falcetto@mmns.ms.gov .

July 22 - 26, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day
Teacher Workshops

The museum’s conservation educators provide training in internationally recognized environmental education programs for teachers. These workshops are excellent for teachers of every subject and grade level, including informal educators such as scout leaders, camp leaders, and youth leaders!

 Each day offers a different workshop with CEU credits available.

Our next week of workshops will be held at MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson, MS from July 22-26, 2019. Each workshop provides up to 0.6 CEUs. Cost is $25/workshop, plus $10/workshop for CEUs from Mississippi College. 

Please click here to register.

 

WORKSHOPS OFFERED:

WORKSHOP TITLE: Getting Little Feet Wet/Bayou Town Productions
Monday, July 22, 2019
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .5 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee, $10.00 cash or check payable to Mississippi College for CEUs on the day of the workshop

DESCRIPTION: We are partnering with Bayou Town Productions to offer a joint teacher workshop focused on Water Education. From 9:00am-noon, MDWFP's Museum of Natural Science Staff will teach "Getting Little Feet Wet" a curriculum designed with lessons created specifically for young children that allow them to explore science by learning about water in our bodies, our environment, and our society. After a 30 minute on-site lunch break, Bayou Town Productions will present their teacher education program sponsored by Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. 

OF NOTE: Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we may be on the museum’s trails for a few activities.

Registration limit: 30

WORKSHOP TITLE: Project WILD
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee, $10.00 cash or check payable to Mississippi College for CEUs on the day of the workshop

DESCRIPTION: Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife that is designed for educators of kindergarten through twelfth grade. Project WILD capitalizes on the natural interest that children and adults have in wildlife by providing hands-on activities that enhance all subject and skill areas and by addressing the need for human beings to develop as responsible citizens of our planet. 

OF NOTE:  Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we may be on the museum’s trails for a few activities.

Registration limit: 30

WORKSHOP TITLE: Nature Art
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee, $10.00 cash or check payable to Mississippi College for CEUs on the day of the workshop

DESCRIPTION: Exploring nature is about more than biology - in this workshop you'll learn simple, easy to adapt crafts that you can take back to your classroom. From botany to fiber arts, chemistry to math, nature crafts are a great way to engage students in creative activities that will reinforce your lessons. We'll spend time outdoors gathering crafting materials and create a variety of crafts for you to take home, ready to incorporate into your curriculum!

OF NOTE: Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we may be on the museum’s trails for a few activities.

Registration limit: 30

WORKSHOP TITLE: B.A.T.S.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee, $10.00 cash or check payable to Mississippi College for CEUs on the day of the workshop

DESCRIPTION: B.A.T.S. is a brand new workshop that teaches all about the bats of Mississippi.  We will learn the basics about Mississippi's bat populations and where they live, play some games you can play with students to simulate life as a bat, and discuss white nose syndrome and other threats that bats face.  We'll also participate in a field experience simulation in which we will set up mist nets and, catch some "bats" and process them just like our bat biologists!  We'll also include a craft or two that you can bring back to your classroom. Upon completion you will be confident in teaching your students about an important Mississippi group of species that your students will be curious to learn about: bats!

OF NOTE:  Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we may be on the museum’s trails for a few activities.

Registration limit: 30

WORKSHOP TITLE: Project Magnolia
Friday, July 26, 2019
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College 

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee, $10.00 cash or check payable to Mississippi College for CEUs on the day of the workshop

DESCRIPTION: Project Magnolia is a botany based workshop covering the Science Framework concepts.  It promotes a greater understanding and appreciation of plants.  The workshop inspires teachers to appreciate the impacts of plants on people and ecosystems and provides materials and suggested activities for teachers to use in their classrooms. Information will be provided on native plant species and their role in the natural ecosystems of Mississippi and exposes teachers to botanical research and collections methods.

OF NOTE:  Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we may be on the museum’s trails for a few activities.

Registration limit: 30

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