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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:​


  • WOW! Wonders of Wetlands
    ​Saturday, April 13, 2024 at the National Aquarium in Baltimore
    Time: 9:30-4  Cost: $25 per person (includes Aquarium admission and refreshments. Lunch is not included.)
    Registration Deadline: April 5, 2024
    ​​Visit https://aqua.org/education#professional-development for info!

  • Cresciendo WILD! (Growing Up WILD)
    Saturday, May 5, 2024 / Sábado 5 de mayo, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Mount Rainier Nature Center
    Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
    See the flyer and​ visit https://forms.office.com/r/5jzVLxV2s8 to register!

  • Green Eggs and Sand
    June 8-9, 2024 at the DE National Estuarine Research Reserve in Dover, DE
    Cost: $50 per person (meals are included)
    This experience includes two full days of presentations from horseshoe crab and shorebird experts, hands-on activities and a trip to a horseshoe crab spawning beach. For registration, see the flyer​!​

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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