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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

Due to COVID-19, all current professional development workshops have been cancelled. We are currently working on online professional development options. If you are interested in an online Project WILD training session for your group, please contact Kerry Wixted (kerry.wixted@maryland.gov).

Pollinator Week is June 21 - 27 

Wed June 23 or Fri June 25 1:00-4:00 pm
What’s the Buzz: All About Pollinators- Elementary Edition

Explore what structures and behaviors help plants and animals survive through the lens of pollinators. Learn about the basics of pollination, who pollinates, and what habitat they need to survive. This workshop will be focused on activities to use with K-5 students, but all educators are welcome to attend. This workshop will be part of our National Pollinator Week​ activities.

The course:

  • Will include self-paced work and a live session.
  • The live session will be conducted on Zoom with a quick outdoor portion on your own.

Fee: Free! The workshop cost will be subsidized by the Wildlife and Heritage Service.

Audience: Educators, daycare providers, community leaders, etc who work with Elementary (K-5) students in Maryland.

Credit: At this time, no credit will be provided aside from a certificate with hours completed.

To register: Registration will be available in early June. Two sessions will be offered.

  1. Session 1: Wednesday June 23rd 1:00-4:00 pm
  2. Session 2: Friday June 25th 1:00- 4:00 pm

Mon July 5–Friday July 9, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Online Environmental Educator Certification

Join us for a week-long workshop focused on interdisciplinary, hands-on learning. Each day focuses on engaging projects using guides from and presentations by the Department of Natural Resources, National Oceanic, Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA. Participants will gain an in depth understanding of biodiversity studies and Meaningful Watershed Education Experiences (MWEEs) that they can apply to their education sites.

The course:

  • Will include self-paced work and a live session.
  • Will include Project WILD, Project WET, Project Learning Tree, GLOBE and more!
  • The live session will be conducted on Zoom.



Educators, daycare providers, community leaders, etc who work with Grade 3-8 students in Maryland.


1 or 3 graduate credits will be provided along with option to add Maryland Environmental Educator Certification

To register: Dr. Juliann Dupuis, jdupuis@ndm.edu for registration information.