Project WILD - Specialized Workshops
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Introductory WILD or WILD About Early Learners is a prerequisite for the following workshops.
Specialized two-day workshops are 15 hour workshops that focus on a particular wildlife management issue, species or subject area. Classroom work and field trips fill out the 15 hours. The workshops are designed for individuals who are seeking more ways to incorporate Project WILD into their curriculums.
An optional university credit is available. An outside assignment is required for those who are taking the workshop for credit. Participants register and pay for credit at the workshop, fee for credit is an additional $60-75.
Class fee is $40, except where noted.
To register for a workshop in your area fill out the Specialized Registration Form below or contact Lori Adams, Project WILD Coordinator, at (208) 287-2889 or by e-mail.
Winter is an extreme time of the year for both wildlife and humans and this unique workshop has been designed to expose teachers to the challenges wildlife must overcome to survive. The setting for the workshop is Harriman State Park of Idaho, habitat for many of the animals to be covered in this workshop.
Teachers will learn about bears and hibernation from Yellowstone National Park experts. The life cycle of the trumpeter swans that call the park home for the winter by the hundreds will be discussed, along forgotten winter inhabitants, like bats and trout.
Because winter does not reveal its secrets easily, this workshop is the most physically demanding WILD workshop ever created. The overnight facilities are clean, but Spartan and communal in nature. Access to the site is by cross-country skis & snowshoes only, and a good percentage of the workshop will take place outdoors and involved over snow travel.
For those hardy and experienced enough, this will be a truly rewarding experience! Contact Gregg Losinski at 208-525-7290 to learn more about the workshop.Cost $125 includes food, lodging & materials (plus optional credits $120)
- Harriman State Park, Island Park, Idaho - February 19 - 21, 2016.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 12, 2016.
Idaho is home to the third largest population of elk in country. It’s time we give this critter its due. Spend an evening at the Red River Wildlife Management Area near Elk City, Idaho and get ideas to incorporate the majestic elk into all subject areas.
- Elk City, ID (Red River WMA) - June 13 & 14, 2016.
Join the Idaho Botanical Garden and Project WILD and learn why pollinators matter, the importance of pollination, who the pollinators are, and that natural history of some of our most common pollinators. Learn why we should be concerned about the threats to pollinators and how to help.
- Boise, ID - June 29 & 30, 2016.
Participants will learn all about the bears of Idaho. In addition to classroom sessions, teachers will observe techniques used for live bear trapping and may be able to observe biologists working with trapped black bears. Teachers will be exposed to a variety of bear related activities and in addition to biological information, will learn about safely managing human / bear interactions.
Two nights hotel-style lodging at the newly developed Scoville Conference Center, food & materials for $200 double room; $275 for a single room – plus $120 for optional credit ($50 to hold your spot). Space is limited, register early. $125 for off-campus fee.
- Harriman State Park - August 2017.
The goal of this workshop is to give teachers a broader knowledge of Idaho's birds of prey. Live birds and experts from the field join us for this workshop. Take part in activities and ideas to integrate raptors into your curriculum. Each workshop involves a field trip on the second day.
The first evening of the workshop is spent at The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey. Day two of the Fall Workshop takes place at the Idaho Bird Observatory. Day two of the Spring Workshop takes place at BLM's Snake River Birds of Prey NCA.
- Boise, ID - March 11 & 12, 2016.
If you have ever noticed a wild turkey running around, it could be one of three turkey subspecies that have been introduced into Idaho. Wild turkeys are interesting! Attend this workshop to discover much about this bird. What does it eat, where does it live, how does it communicate and how to tell if it's a male or female! Then indentify many fun ways to integrate what you've learned into the curriculum you teach!
Check out the video link on the right...
- NO WORKSHOP SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME
Immerse yourself in nature and have tons of fun! Float the Salmon River for an experiential education in ecology and conservation. Camp-out along the free flowing river and enjoy campfire cooking and camaraderie. Earn a university credit and wisdom to take back to your classroom to share with your students. Four to Five hours of float time each day. River trip handled by:
See prices on registration form.
- Riggins, ID - July 9 - 11, 2016.
This workshop offers teachers the opportunity to learn more about one of Idaho's most precious resources: salmon. The first day of the workshop is held at the MK Nature Center in Boise. The second day of the workshop is a field day at the fish trap on the South Fork of the Salmon River where teachers will get to handle a live salmon returning from the ocean!
- Boise, ID - July 7 & 8, 2016.
Environmental education and reading: A great match! Participate in this workshop to find out ways to make literature connections with activities from the three "Projects." A $30 registration fee covers your choice of one of the Project guides and three books to supplement your classroom library. Prerequisite one of the following: Project WET, Project WILD or a Project Learning Tree workshop.
- Boise, ID - June 14 & 15, 2016.
- Post Falls, ID - August 3 & 4, 2016.
Attend this workshop to learn how grouse and mule deer play important roles in our desert ecosystem. Learn ways to incorporate meaningful lessons dealing with the native species into your curriculum. Expect a field trip the second day.
- Jerome, ID – April 1 & 2, 2016. CLASS CANCELLED
Project WILD and Zoo Boise have teamed up to create a teacher workshop that will provide you with lessons and activities that will focus on animal wildlife and habitats beyond Idaho. Themes include animal behavior, exhibit design, endangered species, scientific method and zoos’ participation in wildlife conservation programs. This one credit workshop will take place at Zoo Boise. Come and enjoy all the zoo has to offer and ways to tie the information into your curriculum! Zoo tours, science in action conservation curriculum.
- Boise, ID - September 30 & October 1, 2016.
Learn more about the world’s only flying mammals in the newest workshop to join the Project WILD family.
These fascinating masters of the night sky take flight every evening throughout Idaho to work Mother Nature’s night shift-- controlling crop pests, munching on mosquitoes, and even slaying a few scorpions.
This workshop will not only dispel common myths about bats, but will offer a field opportunity to join biologists for a night of bat capture - “catch and release” only of course!
We won’t stay up too late because our second day will be filled with information sharing and brand new bat-related educational activities perfect for any time of year, not just Halloween!
- Summer 2017.
The Pocatello Zoo is the only native wildlife zoo in Idaho, and counts itself as one of the very few native wildlife zoos in all of North America! Join our workshop to learn all about it!
You won’t find any wallabies, elephants, or capybaras at this zoo, but you will engage in a nose-to-nose experience with some of Idaho’s most cherished “residents” and will learn about this zoo’s important dedication to the conservation of wildlife found right here in Idaho and throughout the Rocky Mountains.
Join us for two fun and educational days filled with hands on Project WILD activities, informational presentations, and a behind the scenes tour of the Pocatello Zoo—including its world class grizzly bear exhibit. The workshop will be held at the Pocatello Zoo’s Education Building located at 3101 Avenue of the Chiefs. Class times are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm both days.
- Pocatello, ID - June 21 & 22, 2013.