​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Professional Development Workshops

​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


June 7 (Fri) 9:30-3:00pm

Flying WILD
580 Taylor Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21401

Save the date for this upcoming WILD workshop! Flying WILD is an interdisciplinary and award-winning curriculum supplement focused on birds. Throughout the workshop, we will model activities that integrate art, science, outdoor learning, and more using birds as a model organism. The workshop will include both indoor and outdoor components. All participants who complete the course will receive a free Flying WILD guide.

Fee: Free! Workshop costs are subsidized by the Wildlife and Heritage Service. Please bring a bagged lunch.

Credit: No credit is provided for this workshop.

Audience: Educators, naturalists, community leaders, daycare providers, etc. who work upper elementary-middle school students (Grades 3-8).

Registration Closed: The workshop is now full, and registration is closed. To be placed on the waitlist, please email Kerry Wixted at kerry.wixted@maryland.gov​.


June 27 (Thur.) 9:00-3:30pm

Project WILD
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, McCann Wetlands Center
1361 Wrighton Rd
Lothian, MD 20711

Join Jug Bay naturalists for a fun-filled professional development workshop centered on wildlife and conservation. Throughout the day, you will get a chance to participate in and model hands-on and interdisciplinary Project WILD activities. This workshop will include an inquiry-based field investigation and a hike along the wetlands boardwalk to discover local wildlife and plant communities. All educators who complete the training will receive the two award-winning Project WILD guides filled with over 100 lessons to teach students about wildlife.

Fee: $25. Cost includes all entrance fee, materials, lunch, and refreshments.

Credit: N/A

Audience: Educators, naturalists, community leaders, scout leaders, daycare providers, etc. who work K-12 students.

To register: Space is limited. Please register online here: http://tinyurl.com/y9n5395b


Aug 3 (Sat) 9:00-3:30 pm

Project WILD
Adkins Arboretum
12610 Eveland Rd
Ridgely, MD 21660

Engage in hands-on, inter-disciplinary activities focusing on wildlife, the environment, and conservation through our upcoming Project WILD professional development workshop. Throughout the workshop, participants will experience and model activities from the award-winning Project WILD Guides. Activities will focus on content that boosts science and inquiry skills while enhancing participant’s knowledge about local wildlife and educational resources.

This professional development workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators of K–12 students. Participants who complete the workshop will receive copies of both the Project WILD and Aquatic WILD curriculum supplement guides.

Fee: $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Cost includes lunch and materials.

Credit: Participants may be eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credit if taken in conjunction with other courses.

Audience: Educators, naturalists, community leaders, scout leaders, daycare providers, etc. who work K-12 students.

To register, please visit: https://adkins.donorshops.com/product/PROJECT-WILD/project-wild-august-3


Aug 20 (Tues) 9:30-4:00 pm

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 through our upcoming Project WILD professional development workshop. Throughout the workshop, participants will experience and model activities from the award-winning Project WILD guides. Activities will focus on content that boosts science skills while enhancing participant’s knowledge about local wildlife and educational resources.

This professional development workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators. Participants who complete the workshop will receive copies of both the Project WILD and Aquatic WILD curriculum supplement guides.

Fee: $15. (Includes Aquarium admission and refreshments. Lunch is not included.)

Credit: Participants may be eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credit if taken in conjunction with other courses.

Audience: Educators, naturalists, community leaders, scout leaders, daycare providers, etc. who work K-12 students.

To register: Please call the Aquarium reservations line at: 410-576-3833. Registration will close on August 9.


Aug 21 (Wed) 9:30-4:00 pm

Project WET
National Aquarium
501 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Engage in multi-disciplinary activities that promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge and management of water resources. This workshop highlights the new Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0, which contains revised and updated activities from the original guide as well as many brand new activities. The workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators of K-12 students. Participants receive a copy of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0.

Fee: $15. (Includes Aquarium admission and refreshments. Lunch is not included.)

Credit: Participants may be eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credit if taken in conjunction with other courses.

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

To register: Please call the Aquarium reservations line at: 410-576-3833. Registration will close on August 9.


Aug 22 (Thurs) 9:30-4:00 pm

Project Learning Tree
National Aquarium
501 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Investigate environmental education concepts through activities from the Project Learning Tree Activity Guide. Project Learning Tree is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary curriculum for educators of students in grades Pre-K through 8. Participants in this workshop receive a copy of the Project Learning Tree Environmental Education Activity Guide.

Fee: $20. (Includes Aquarium admission and refreshments. Lunch is not included.)

Credit: Participants may be eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credit if taken in conjunction with other courses.

Audience: Educators, naturalists, community leaders, scout leaders, daycare providers, etc. who work with pre-K-8 students.

To register: Please call the Aquarium reservations line at: 410-576-3833. Registration will close on August 9.