Hands-on workshops you don't want to miss!
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Museum staff members provide training statewide for teachers of all subjects and grade levels - either in your school or at the Museum.
Workshops include internationally recognized environmental education programs like "Project WILD", "Project WET", "Growing UP WILD", and several more - with CEU credits available.
These workshops are also excellent for informal educators such as scout, camp, and youth leaders!
UPCOMING TEACHER WORKSHOPS: Register here!
WORKSHOP TITLE: Project WILD for Gifted Teachers
Saturday, October 7, 2023
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
CEU VALUE: .5 CEUs from Mississippi College
COST: $35.00 non-refundable registration fee for the workshop, $10 payable via credit/debit card to Mississippi College for CEUs upon completion of the workshop.
DESCRIPTION: Project WILD (Wildlife. In. Learning. Design.) is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife, designed by teachers for teachers of K-12.
By providing hands-on activities that enhance cross-curricular subject and skill areas, Project WILD capitalizes on our instinctive interest in experiencing nature, while also developing responsible citizens of our planet.
This curriculum supplement helps students learn how to think, without telling them what to think. Project WILD is an award-winning program from the Council of Environmental Education that shares effective methods to teach problem-solving and decision-making skills.
OF NOTE: Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we will be outside for some activities.
REGISTRATION LIMIT: 20
GET DETAILS ABOUT UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AT THE CLINTON COMMUNITY NATURE CENTER.
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More About Teacher Education Programs at the Museum
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...
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...
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.
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....
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...