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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

  
10.07.2017 (Sat) 9:00-1:00pm

Growing Up WILD
National Aquarium
501 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

​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, includes Aquarium admission

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 410-576-3833

10.13.2017 (Fri) 9:00-12:30 p.m.

Flying WILD
Tawes State Office Building
580 Taylor Ave, C-1
Annapolis, MD 21401

​Join us for a hands-on Flying WILD professional development workshop! 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. The activities are targeted for upper elementary and middle-school audiences.

Fee: FREE!

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

To register, please fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/2SydS4xfug3Pis783

10.14.2017 (Sat) 9:00-4:00pm

​Project WILD
Watkins Nature Center
301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Engage in hands-on, interdisciplinary activities focusing on wildlife, the environment, and conservation for K-12 students. Participants will get a chance to model interactive lesson plans and to learn about resources to teach students nature-based themes that reinforce national (NGSS & Common Core) and state education standards. Combined, the Project WILD guides contain over 100 teacher-tested activities, many of which include STEM connections. Participants will receive copies of both the Project WILD and WILD Aquatic Curriculum and Activity Guides upon workshop completion.

Fee: $10

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

Credit: No credit is offered at this time

To register, please call 301-218-6702

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: http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/Education/Aquatic-Invasive-Species-Education-Program.aspx

Fee: FREE!

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

To register, please fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/VJbBUK9JUmqTuv9C3