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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.

Would you like to request a Project WILD Terrestrial/Aquatic, Flying WILD, or Growing Up WILD workshop for your group or at your location? Email Sarah Witcher at sarah.witcher1@maryland.gov!

Upcoming In-Person Workshops:​

  • 2023 Green Eggs and Sand Workshop
    • Location: The Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor, NJ
    • Date: June 3-4, 2023
    • Fee: $50, includes meals and workshop materials
    • For more information including how to apply please view the following document.

  • Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop
    • Location: Croyden Creek Nature Center, Rockville MD
    • Date: July 11th, 2023, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Register H​ere.​

  • Growing UP Wild Workshop
    • Location: University of MD Extension Office, Frederick, MD
    • ​Date: 8/5/23, 9 am to 12 pm
    • Fee: Free
    • Register Here

    Archived Online Workshops:

    • 5 Million Trees, Please: Maryland's New 5 Million Trees Program Featuring Acting State Forester Anne Hairston-Strang
    • How to Build a Nature-lover Featuring the Maryland Master Naturalist Program and DNR's R3 efforts
    • Growing New Stewards Featuring Emily Beck, director of the Chesapeake Watershed Semester and the Gunston School’s Dean of Instruction and Innovation