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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

  
04/08/2017 Sat., April 8th, 9:00-12:00 pm

Growing Up Wild
Watkins Nature Center
301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro 20774

Engage early learners with nature and wildlife using hands-on, interdisciplinary activities. Throughout the morning, you will model several of the Growing Up WILD activities as well as receive a free copy of the guide at the conclusion of the workshop. Snacks are provided in half day workshops.

Fee $5
Audience: Educators, daycare providers, community leaders, etc who work with children aged 3-7
Credit: Maryland Educator Credits may be available for 15 hours of more of participation.
To register, please call 301-218-6702 or visit URL:
https://smartlink.pgparks.com/POSweb/POSItemDetails.aspx?POSItemKey=16687

04/10/2017  Mon., April 10th, 8:30am - 3:30

Explore and Restore Maryland Streams Workshop
William Schmidt Environmental Center
18501 Aquasco Rd.
Brandywine, MD 20613

​Spend a day with us exploring a stream at this educator's workshop.  Maryland Biological Stream Survey biologists and Department of Natural Resources educators will lead participants through field stations on how to investigate stream parameters.  

The workshop will include presentations on watershed ecology, macroinvertebrate taxonomy, and identifying appropriate actions to improve watershed health.  This workshop is tailored to formal and informal educators who want to lead students through real-world outdoor investigations of a stream and then take action to improve conditions found.

Fee: Free!

Audience: Educators who work with K-12 students

Credit: 1 MSDE credit is available for teachers who also participate in a Trout in the Classroom workshop.  Contact: Cindy.Etgen@Maryland.gov for details.

Classroom Teachers:  Substitute coverage costs can be covered.  Stipends can also be provided for teachers who are participating on a non-contract day.  Please indicate if you are eligible for either of these on your registration form.

Click Here to Register

NOTE: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a bag lunch and a good pair of boots for walking to and in a stream!

Questions? Contact Amanda.Sullivan@Maryland.gov

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

Registration is now full. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please contact Kerry Wixted at kerry.wixted@maryland.gov and send 1) your name, 2) your email, 3) your affiliation, and 4) a cell phone or other number where you can be reached.

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

04/21/2017 Fri., April 21st, 8:30am - 3:30 pm

Explore and Restore Maryland Streams Workshop

Oregon Ridge Nature Center
13555 Beaver Dam Rd,
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Spend a day with us exploring a stream at this educator's workshop.  Maryland Biological Stream Survey biologists and Department of Natural Resources educators will lead participants through field stations on how to investigate stream parameters.  

The workshop will include presentations on watershed ecology, macroinvertebrate taxonomy, and identifying appropriate actions to improve watershed health.  This workshop is tailored to formal and informal educators who want to lead students through real-world outdoor investigations of a stream and then take action to improve conditions found.

Fee: Free!

Audience: Educators who work with K-12 students

Credit: 1 MSDE credit is available for teachers who also participate in a Trout in the Classroom workshop.  Contact: Cindy.Etgen@Maryland.gov for details.

Classroom Teachers:  Substitute coverage costs can be covered.  Stipends can also be provided for teachers who are participating on a non-contract day.  Please indicate if you are eligible for either of these on your registration form.

Click Here to Register

NOTE: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a bag lunch and a good pair of boots for walking to and in a stream!

Questions? Contact Amanda.Sullivan@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

05/12-14/17 (May 12-14) Friday night through Sunday morning

Green Eggs and Sand Workshop

Chincoteague Bay Field Station
Wallops Island VA 23337
Looking to infuse a globally significant ecological phenomenon and current resource management controversy into your classroom? Learn firsthand from a select and diverse group of experts and stakeholders offering a wealth of knowledge and issues about the American Horseshoe Crab. Participants will take home an award winning Middle/High school science curriculum based on the horseshoe crab. National standard matches included. Maryland teachers receive 1 MSDE Professional Development credit for attending a full workshop.

Fee: Nominal
Audience: Educators, both formal and non-formal along with any passionately interested parties.
Register: Contact Parker McMullen-Bushman at parker@cbfieldstation.org or 757-824-5636 ​

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06/2-4/17 (June 2-4) Friday night through Sunday morning

Green Eggs and Sand Workshop

The Wetlands Institute
Stone Harbor NJ 08247
Looking to infuse a globally significant ecological phenomenon and current resource management controversy into your classroom? Learn firsthand from a select and diverse group of experts and stakeholders offering a wealth of knowledge and issues about the American Horseshoe Crab. Participants will take home an award winning Middle/High school science curriculum based on the horseshoe crab. National standard matches included. Maryland teachers receive 1 MSDE Professional Development credit for attending a full workshop.

Fee: Nominal
Audience: Educators, both formal and non-formal along with any passionately interested parties.
Register: Contact Karen Byrne at karen.byrne@dep.nj.gov or 609-748-4347.