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DNR Offers Environmental Education Workshop for Teachers

Annapolis, Md. (August 18, 2011)─The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now enrolling teachers in Project WILD, a conservation and environmental education training workshop, which will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on October 6 in Annapolis.


“Project WILD activities can be used to teach basic skills in science, social studies, language arts, math, art, music and physical education,” said Kerry Wixted, education specialist for DNR’s Wildlife & Heritage Service. “The activities are designed to be hands-on and focus the student’s attention on a new way to think about the world around them.” 


Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources. The program is designed for educators of all types who work with children from kindergarten through high school, incorporating the principles of Maryland’s new Voluntary State Environmental Curriculum. 


The workshop is free and will cover various Project WILD activities as well as an assortment of teaching resources. Participants should bring a bagged lunch and meet at the Tawes State Office Building at 580 Taylor Ave. in Annapolis in conference room C-1.


For more information, visit www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife. Contact Kerry Wixted at 410-260-8566 or kwixted@dnr.state.md.us to sign up. Space is limited. Registration is required and ends September 23.


   August 18, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly a half-million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov