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Educational Events

​This page will be regularly updated with educator training opportunities and events throughout the state. A list of professional development opportunities and resources can be found on our educator resource page. Some workshops offer MSDE credit if combined with other workshops.

Interested in a WILD workshop, but can't find one to fit your needs? Please fill out our interest form, and we will send you notifications as workshops are scheduled: https://goo.gl/forms/Do1AxWXpwaGU7Nni2

  
02/25/2017 Feb 25th (Sat) 9:30-4:00pm

Project WILD

National Aquarium
501 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Engage in hands-on, inter-disciplinary activities focusing on wildlife, the environment and conservation. Activities are drawn from the popular Project WILD Curriculum and Activity Guide. This workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators of K-12 students. Participants receive copies of both the Project WILD and WILD Aquatic Curriculum and Activity Guides.

Fee: $10 (includes Aquarium admission); please bring a bagged lunch

Audience: Adults who work with K-12 students

Credit: Participants may be eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credits.

To register, please call 410-576-3833.
03/10/2017 Friday March 10th, 12:30-4:00 pm

Flying WILD

Tawes State Office Building
580 Taylor Ave, E-1
Annapolis, MD 21401

Through activities involving language arts, social science and math experiences, coupled with community outreach and service learning applications, Flying WILD offers a whole-school approach to environmental education using birds as the focus. Throughout the afternoon, you will learn how to use several of the Flying WILD activities as well as receive a free copy of the guide at the conclusion of the workshop.

Time: Friday March 10th, 12:30-4:00 pm
Fee: FREE!
Audience: Educators, daycare providers, community leaders, etc who work with upper elementary & middle school students
Credit: N/A
To register, please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/4ltdvLYw5w5ZUcxm1

03/20/2017 & 03/21/2017 Tues March 20th and Tues March 21st, 9:00 - 12:00 pm

Project WILD

EcoAdventures
216 Najoles Road, Suite 600
Millersville, MD 21108

Engage in hands-on, inter-disciplinary activities focusing on wildlife, the environment and conservation. Activities are drawn from the popular Project WILD Curriculum and Activity Guide. This workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators of K-12 students. Participants receive copies of both the Project WILD and WILD Aquatic Curriculum and Activity Guides.

Fee: Free!
Audience: Adults who work with K-12 students
Credit: Participants may be eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credits if combined with other workshops.

To register, please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/A98ZmFwpoBSkFqhA2

NOTE: Participants must complete both 3 hour sessions to receive the guides.
04/14/2017 Friday April 14th, 8:30-4:30 pm

Project WILD,
Project WET


Tawes State Office Building
580 Taylor Ave, E-1
Annapolis, MD 21401

Project WET and Project WILD are engaging and interdisciplinary programs that emphasizes awareness, appreciation and understanding of water, wildlife, and natural resources. The programs are designed for educators of all types who work with children from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Project WET and Project WILD activities can be used to teach basic skills in science, social studies, language arts, math, art, music and physical education. Both curriculums incorporate STEM, outdoor investigation components, and engage critical thinking skills. The activities are designed to be hands-on and are focused on teaching students how to think and not what to think. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive a Project WET guide and the two Project WILD curriculum books.

Fee: FREE! Please bring a bagged lunch

Credit: N/A

Audience: Educators, daycare providers, community leaders, etc who work with K-12 students

To register, please sign up here:
https://goo.gl/forms/fLsmLYBArn5TqdjA2

Questions? Please feel free to email Kerry Wixted: kerry.wixted@maryland.gov

05/05/2017 Friday May 5th, 9:00-4:30 pm

Project WILD,
Project WET,
and Project Learning Tree facilitator workshop

Tawes State Office Building
580 Taylor Ave, E-1
Annapolis, MD 21401

Are you interested in leading your own Project WILD, Project WET and/or Project Learning Tree workshops for other educators? To become a Maryland facilitator, you must have participated in the 6 hour educator workshop for each of the projects in which you want to become a facilitator. Verification will be required, and a pre-workshop "homework" assignment will be given. You may be certified in one, two or three of the available workshops.

Please be sure to bring your books to the training and bring your own lunch. Snacks and materials will be provided.

Time: Friday May 5th, 9:00-4:30 pm
Fee: FREE!
Credit: N/A
To register, please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/eD0yxCGigNc88i843

Questions? Please feel free to email Kerry Wixted: kerry.wixted@maryland.gov