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TEACHER WORKSHOPS: NEED CEU'S?

 

IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS 

Museum staff members provide training in internationally 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.   

Registration for Summer 2021 Teacher Workshops is now open. Workshops are in-person, socially distanced, with a maximum of nine participants. Masks are required. Please register here.

 

July 12-16, 2021

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Project WILD: Hunting Techniques

Monday, July 12, 2021
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION:  Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife that is designed for educators of kindergarten through twelfth grade. It 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. In this workshop, we will explore the wild through Hunter’s Education & explore Native American hunting techniques with guidance from the Choctaw Wildlife and Parks Department.

 OF NOTE: Masks are required. 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: 9

 

WORKSHOP TITLE:  Getting Little Feet Wet: Summer Fun

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .5 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION:  For this workshop, we will be using the new Project Wet curriculum “Getting Little Feet Wet.” This workshop and curriculum are specifically created to help young children learn about the science of water in our bodies and the environment. The focus of this workshop is on indoor and outdoor water activities that are compatible with most classroom settings. While this curriculum is designed for teachers PreK-2nd grade all educators are welcome.

OF NOTE:  Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that can get a little wet. We will be on the museum’s trails for a few activities, weather permitting. Masks and social distancing required.

Registration limit: 9

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Project WET: Streams

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION: Project WET is designed for kindergarten to twelfth grade. 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. In this workshop, the Adopt a Stream State Director will be here to share stream fun!

OF NOTE: Masks are required. 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: 9

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Animal Architects: A STEAM Workshop

Thursday, July 15, 2021
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION: Join us as we learn about the ways animals work with the surrounding environment to build nests, burrows, mounds, or stacked homes, while becoming inspired to undertake a classroom STEAM construction challenge.

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. Masks and social distancing required.

Registration limit: 9

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Wild Nature Art Workshop

Friday, July 16, 2021

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College 

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION: Do you want to connect your students to nature, but don’t know where to start? The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science can help you with that! Join us for our Wild Nature Art Workshop where our naturalists will guide you in discovering some of the mysteries of the natural world in a playful way to celebrate summer, while making your own piece of summer art.

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. Masks and social distancing required.

Registration limit: 9

  

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TEACHER'S GUIDE & SCHOOL PLANNER CALENDAR

TEACHER'S GUIDE & INSERT
(click both links above to download the Teacher's Guide & the Insert with 2017 Standards )

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

School Planner Calendar 2019-2020 (click to download)

 

 

MORE ABOUT TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT THE MUSEUM

 

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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... 

 

Downloads
Megalodon Activity Guide
Frogs Activity Sheet
Growing Up Wild Curriculum
Project WILD 2010 State Curriculum Correlations
MMNS Teacher Guide
School Planner Calendar 2019-2020


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