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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


January 13, 2018 (Sat) 9:00-3:00 p.m.

Project WILD
Ward Museum
909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804

Engage in hands-on, interdisciplinary activities focusing on wildlife, the environment and conservation. Activities are drawn from the popular Project WILD Curriculum and Activity Guide. This workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators of K-12 students. Participants receive a copy of the Project WILD terrestrial curriculum guide.

Fee: $25. Please bring a bagged lunch.

Credit: This class may contribute towards a CPD credit (15 hours total required, hours are cumulative), be sure to select the check-box for CPD credit when registering.

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

To register, please visit: Ward Museum Registration Page


January 27, 2018 (Sat) 9:00-12:30 pm

Growing Up WILD
Robinson Nature Center
6692 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044

Growing Up WILD is an interdisciplinary early childhood education program that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature, inviting them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Growing Up WILD has been aligned with Common Core (K-2), Head Start domains, and Maryland Environmental Literacy standards.

Throughout the workshop, participants will go through various activities in the Growing Up WILD guide and will learn about ways to connect young children to nature. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive the Growing Up WILD curriculum book.

Fee: $15.

Credit: Daycare providers may be able to receive 3 hours of continuing education in elective curriculum from the Maryland State Department of Education.

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

To register, please call Robinson Nature Center at 410-313-0400 or go online to: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/RNC/education


February 22 and 23 2018 (Thursday and Friday) 3:30-6:45 pm

Project WILD
Robinson Nature Center
6692 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044

Engage in hands-on, interdisciplinary activities focusing on wildlife, the environment and conservation. Activities are drawn from the popular Project WILD Curriculum and Activity Guide. This workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators of K-12 students. Participants receive a copy of the Project WILD terrestrial curriculum guide. Note: Participants must attend both sessions to receive guides.

Fee: $25.

Credit: Participants may be eligible to receive one MSDE Professional Development Credit.

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

To register, please call Robinson Nature Center at 410-313-0400 or go online to: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/RNC/education  


February 24, 2018 (Sat) 9:00-3:00 pm 

Flying WILD
Ward Museum
909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804

This curriculum introduces students to bird conservation through standards-based, interdisciplinary classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects. Flying WILD encourages schools to work with conservation organizations, community groups, and businesses to implement a school bird festival and bird conservation projects.

Fee: $25. Please bring a bagged lunch.

Credit: No credit is offered for this workshop.

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

To register, please visit: Ward Museum Registration Page


February 24, 2018 (Sat) 9:30-4:00 pm

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

Engage in hands-on, interdisciplinary activities focusing on wildlife, the environment and conservation. Activities are drawn from the popular Project WILD Curriculum and Activity Guide. This workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators of K-12 students. Participants receive copies of both the Project WILD and WILD Aquatic curriculum and activity guides.

Fee: $10, includes Aquarium admission. Please bring a bagged lunch.

Credit: Participants may be eligible to receive one MSDE Professional Development Credit.

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

To register, please call Aquarium at: 410-576-3833.


March 10, 2018 (Sat) 9:00-3:00 pm

Growing Up WILD
Ward Museum
909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804

Growing Up WILD is an interdisciplinary early childhood education program that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature, inviting them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Growing Up WILD has been aligned with Common Core (K-2), Head Start domains, and Maryland Environmental Literacy standards.

Throughout the workshop, participants will go through various activities in the Growing Up WILD guide and will learn about ways to connect young children to nature. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive the Growing Up WILD curriculum book.

Fee: $25. Please bring a bagged lunch.

Credit: No credit is offered for this workshop.

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

To register, please visit: Ward Museum Registration Page


April 14, 2018 (Sat) 9:30-1:00pm 

Getting Little Feet Wet

Getting Little Feet Wet is an early childhood education program that explores different aspects of water—from water properties to water sounds. Each activity offers both pre-K and K-2 options and is correlated to respective educational standards. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive the Getting Little Feet Wet Curriculum Guide.

Fee: $5. includes Aquarium admission.

Credit: Participants may be eligible to receive 3 hours of continuing education credit for childcare providers from MSDE.

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

To register, please call Aquarium at: 410-576-3833.