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TEACHER'S GUIDE (click to download)

Everything you need to know about field trips and museum resources in one convenient download.

School Planner Calendar 2017-2018 (click to download)

TEACHER WORKSHOPS
Museum staff members provide training in int
ernationally recognized environmental education programs for teachers. These programs can be conducted for teachers of all subjects and grade levels either in your school or at the Museum. These workshops are excellent for informal educators such as scout leaders, camp leaders, and youth leaders of any kind!

The museum offers environmental education programs, "Project WILD", "Project WET", "Growing UP WILD
", and several other workshops with CEU credits available. Workshops are available statewide. For details, call (601) 576-6000. Check back here for future workshop information.

 

Growing Up WILD Teacher Workshop 
Saturday, February 10, 2018

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Growing Up WILD is a national early childhood initiative that builds literacy skills and environmental appreciation through hands-on experiences in nature and the classroom.

Suggested for teachers of children ages 3-7.

Click here for details and to register.

 

TEACHER WORKSHOPS: MARCH 12 - 16, 2018

All workshops will be held at MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

NOTE: REGISTRATION OPENS IN EARLY FEBRUARY 2018. PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE TO REGISTER.

CEU's are sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation.

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Sustainability
Monday, March 12, 2018
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $15.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee/ CEU fees are FREE.

When someone says ‘sustainable’ you probably think about “going green”. But what does that really mean? Join us for this new workshop to explore sustainable ideas for your home and in the classroom.

OF NOTE: Please bring a bag lunch and wear comfortable closed-toed shoes and clothing suitable for the weather.

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: W.I.L.D. Things
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $15.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee/ CEU fees are FREE

Join the museum for this engaging workshop to bring the WILD out of educators by using nature. Several of the activities in this workshop will come from the Project W.I.L.D. (Wildlife In Learning Design).

 OF NOTE: Please bring a bag lunch and wear comfortable closed-toed shoes and clothing suitable for the weather.

WORKSHOP TITLE: Sharing Nature
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $15.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee per person/ CEU fees are FREE

Sharing Nature is a meaningful approach to nature education that focuses on the intellectual and emotive connection between humans and their environment. We use creative nature activities via Flow Learning™, a revolutionary teaching system that fosters empathy and makes ecological principles come alive.

OF NOTE: Please bring a bag lunch and wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we may be on the museum’s trails for a few activities.

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Museum Resources
Thursday, March 15, 2018
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $15.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee/ CEU fees are FREE .

MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science has a multitude of resources available for k-12 teachers. Join us to learn how the museum can enrich your classroom experience while meeting national science standards. Learn about the natural science kits that can be checked out for your classrooms, discover the special events and education programs offered at the museum that are created as unique field trip opportunities, and get information about our travelling conservation education programs.

OF NOTE: Please bring a bag lunch and wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we may be on the museum’s trails for a few activities.

WORKSHOP TITLE: Getting Little Feet Wet
Friday, March 16, 2018
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

CEU VALUE: .5 CEUs from Mississippi College or 5 contact hours from Mississippi College

COST: $15.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee/ CEU fees are FREE.

Getting Little Feet Wet is a new curriculum designed specifically for young children that allow them to explore the science of water in our bodies and in our environment. This workshop is for teachers that work with PreK-2nd grade.

OF NOTE: Please bring a bag lunch and wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we may be on the museum’s trails for a few activities.

 

 

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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. 

The program provides effective methods to teach problem-solving and decision making while teaching students how to think, not what to think. Materials include two activity guides for K-12 grade educators: the Project WILD K-12 Activity Guide focuses on wildlife and habitat, and the Project Wild Aquatic Guide emphasizes aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecosystems. 

Project WILD educational materials are provided to educators through practical,  interactive 6-hour workshops. Contact Project Wild Coordinator...

 

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Project WILD Aquatic is a conservation education program focused on aquatic wildlife and ecosystems for K-12 educators and their students. Project WILD Aquatic capitalizes on the natural interest that children and adults have in aquatic wildlife by providing hands-on activities that enhance student learning in all subject and skill areas. Contact Project Wild Aquatic Coordinator...

 


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Project WET  is a program similar to Project WILD but with its own curriculum and activity guide for kindergarten through twelfth grades. It is a collection of innovative, water-related activities that are hands-on, easy-to-use and fun! 

Activities incorporate a variety of formats, such as large and small group learning, whole body movement, laboratory investigations, discussion of local and global topics, and involvement in community service projects. People's relationships to water are a major theme of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide. Providing a thorough water education program, the guide also addresses water's chemical and physical properties, quantity and quality issues, aquatic wildlife, ecosystems, and management strategies. 

Project WET activities promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills and help provide young people with the knowledge and experience they will need to make prudent decisions regarding water resource use. 

Project WET educational materials are provided to educators through 6-hour workshops. 
Contact Project WET Coordinator.


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Flying WILD introduces students to bird conservation through standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects. Flying WILD encourages schools to work closely with conservation organizations, community groups, and businesses involved with birds to implement school bird festivals and bird conservation projects. This workshop is for teachers that work with grades K-12. Contact Flying WILD Coordinator....

 

 

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Growing Up WILD features new activities designed to stimulate young children in new and exciting ways while connecting them to nature and many of its wonders. Growing Up WILD is a national early childhood initiative that builds literacy skills and environmental appreciation among early learners through participation in engaging wildlife-based educational activities. This workshop is suggested for teachers that work with ages 3-7. Click Here for details. Contact Growing Up WILD Coordinator... 

 

Awards

Project WILD Council for Environmental Education:

Nicole Smith, Conservation Educator, was recently named Mississippi's Project WILD Facilitator of the Year. Nicole has served as a Project WILD facilitator since 2006 providing hands-on conservation programs and teacher workshops. She has used Project WILD to reach non-traditional users of the program, too, such as Scouts and families. Nicole's enthusiasm and knowledge of the natural world encourage all Mississippians to explore the outdoors with excitement and wonder!

Assistant Museum Director Angel Rohnke was recently named the "2015 Rudolph J. H. Schafer Outstanding Coordinator". Nominees for this award are considered on the basis of extraordinary efforts in communications, leadership, initiative, innovation, and longevity in the advancement of environmental education through Project WILD! 

 

 
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Downloads
Megalodon Activity Guide
Frogs Activity Sheet
Growing Up Wild Curriculum
Project WILD 2010 State Curriculum Correlations
MMNS Teacher Guide
School Planner Calendar 2017-2018


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