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Project WILD Teacher Training Workshop Accepting Registrants

Registration deadline July 16

Project WILD Participants

Annapolis, Md. (June 26, 2012) – Educators looking to enhance their lesson plans with interactive activities and lessons about Maryland’s natural resources are invited to attend the Project WILD Teacher Training Workshop on Saturday, July 21 in Baltimore.

“Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program that emphasizes awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources,” said Kerry Wixted, Maryland’s Project WILD coordinator.

Project WILD activities can be used to teach basic skills in science, social studies, language arts, math, art, music and physical education. The activities are designed to be hands-on and focused on teaching students how to think about their natural world. Project WILD is also aligned with Maryland’s Environmental Literacy Standards. The program is designed for educators of all types who work with children from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The workshop is free and open to all types of educators, such as teachers, naturalists and scout leaders. The training will cover various Project WILD activities and provide educators with an assortment of teaching resources. At the end of the workshop, participants will receive two Project WILD guides filled with activities.

The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on July 21 at Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore. Registration is required by July 16 and limited to 30 registrants on a first come-first serve basis. Participants should bring a bagged lunch.

For more information about Project WILD or to register visit dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/Education/projectwild.asp, or contact Kerry Wixted at 410-260-8566 or kwixted@dnr.state.md.us.


   June 26, 2012

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 one-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. 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