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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


July 13, 2018 (Fri) 10:00-2:30 pm

Growing Up WILD with STEAM
Tawes State Office Building
580 Taylor Ave, C-1
Annapolis, MD 21401

Full STEAM ahead! Early childhood educators are invited to attend our upcoming Growing Up WILD STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) professional development workshop. The Growing Up WILD guide is a curriculum supplement that contains hands-on, interdisciplinary activities designed to teach about wildlife for young students. Throughout the workshop, educators will simulate activities that include STEM connections, art connections, scientific inquiry, and more. Upon completion, educators will receive a copy of the Growing Up WILD guide.

Fee: Free! Please bring a bagged lunch. There will be a 30 minute break.

Credit: Daycare providers may be able to receive continuing education credits in elective curriculum.

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

To register, please fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/VdFEu9LWOXUGG5vW2


Aug 1, 2018 (Wed) 9:00-4:00 pm

Project WILD for the Next Generation (Elementary)
Tawes State Office Building
580 Taylor Ave, C-1
Annapolis, MD 21401

Get ready to get WILD! Join us for a hands-on professional development workshop designed for elementary (K-5) educators. Throughout the workshop, we will model activities aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and will provide information and resources on local wildlife. Activities will include a field investigation, owl pellet dissection, modeling plant-pollinator relationships, and more! Upon workshop completion, educators will receive the two Project WILD curriculum supplement guides with over 100 activities.

Fee: Free! Please bring a bagged lunch. There will be a 40 minute break.

Credit: Educators may be able to receive 1 MSDE credit upon completion of 3 of our 5 courses with certified facilitators.

Audience: Educators, naturalists, community leaders, daycare providers, etc who work K-5 students.

To register, please fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/DjB5LP1wpXucvnMz1


Aug 16, 2018 (Thurs) 9:30-4:00 pm

Project WILD
National Aquarium
501 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Engage in hands-on, inter-disciplinary activities focusing on wildlife, the environment, and conservation. Throughout the workshop, educators will experience and model activities from the popular Project WILD Activity Guide. 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: $15 (includes Aquarium admission) Please bring a bagged lunch.

Credit: Educators may be able to receive 1 MSDE credit upon completion of 3 of our 5 courses with certified facilitators. 

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

To register, please call: 410-576-3833. Registration deadline is August 3.


Aug 16, 2018 (Thurs) 9:30-3:30 pm

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

Save-the-date for this upcoming workshop focused on the integration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) to teach about birds. This hands-on professional development training will include nest building challenges, adaptation activities, and more! The focus of this training will be for upper elementary and middle school educators (3-8). Educators who complete the professional development will receive a copy of the award-winning Flying WILD curriculum supplement guide.

Fee: Free! Please bring a bagged lunch. There will be a 30 minute lunch break

Credit: N/A 

Audience: Educators, naturalists, community leaders, daycare providers, etc who work G 3-8 students.

To register, registration coming soon!  Please fill out our interest form to be notified when the workshop is scheduled: https://goo.gl/forms/Do1AxWXpwaGU7Nni2