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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


Oct 19 (Sat) 9:00-3:00 pm
Project WILD
Audubon Naturalist Society
Woodend Sanctuary
8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Join Audubon Naturalist Society staff for a hands-on and fun-filled professional development centered on wildlife and conservation. Project WILD is an award-winning curriculum supplement that contains over 100 interdisciplinary activities designed to teach about wildlife while learning basic skills in science, social students, language arts, math, art, music and physical education. Throughout the workshop, educators will get a chance to model activities.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive the two Project WILD curriculum guides that have been expanded to contain field investigations & STEM connections! Project WILD activities address Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and Maryland Environmental Literacy Standards.

Fee: $35 (Member), $40 (Non-Member); please bring a bagged lunch

Credit: Educators who take 3 of 5 certified trainings may be eligible for 1 MSDE continuing education credit.

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

To register: please email serenella.linares@anshome.org


Oct 26 (Sat) 9:00-4:00 pm
Growing Up WILD and Getting Little Feet WET

Join Watkins Nature Center staff for a fun and engaging early childhood professional development workshop. Growing Up WILD and Getting Little Feet WET are interdisciplinary early childhood education programs that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, each guide provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about nature and lifelong social and academic skills. Lessons in each guide have been aligned with Common Core (K-2) standards as well as Maryland Environmental Literacy Standards.

All participants will receive a copy of the Growing Up WILD guide and the Getting Little Feet WET guide upon workshop completion.

Fee: $10. Lunch and materials will be provided.

Credit: Maryland childcare providers may be able to receive up to 3 hours of continuing education credit in elective curriculum.

Audience: Anyone who works with preK-2nd grade students.

To register: Please call 301-218-6702.