Educational Events

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:

10.21.2017 (Sat) 9:00-12:00pm

Growing Up WILD
Watkins Nature Center
301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

​Learn how to connect young children to nature with developmentally appropriate, hands-on activities. Growing Up WILD is designed to build on children's sense of wonder about the natural world through engaging, interdisciplinary activities designed for students aged 3-7. Throughout the workshop, educators will explore activities and resources designed to foster connections to the environment. Upon workshop completion, participants will receive their own Growing Up WILD guide.

Fee: $5

Audience: Educators, daycare providers, community leaders, etc who work with preK-2nd grade students.

Credit: Daycare providers may be eligible to receive 3 hours of continuing education in elective curriculum credit

To register, please call 301-218-6702

12.01.2017 (Fri) 9:00-12:30 p.m.

​Aquatic Invasive Species
Tawes State Office Building
580 Taylor Ave, C-1
Annapolis, MD 21401

Join us for a hands-on aquatic invasive species professional development workshop! Learn how to teach upper elementary- middle school aged students about aquatic invasive species in the Chesapeake Bay region by modeling hands-on lesson plans developed by the Department of Natural Resources education staff. Throughout the workshop, we will go through lesson plans designed to teach topics on invasive species including how invasives are introduced and spread, their impacts and community action techniques. More information about the project, including links to lesson plans can be found here:

Fee: FREE!

Audience: Educators, naturalists, community leaders, etc who work with upper elementary & middle school students.

To register, Workshop is currently full. Please contact Kerry Wixted at to be placed in the waitlist.