Project WILD - Specialized Workshops
Friday, May 24, 2013
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 $25, 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.
Idaho is home to the third largest population of elk in country. It’s time we give this critter its due. Get ideas to incorporate the majestic elk into all subject areas. Workshop will take place at the beautiful University of Idaho campus in McCall.
- Summer 2014.
Join Project WILD and Project WET to find out more about the MK Nature Center and our environment. Become familiar with all the MK Nature Center in Boise has to offer. Learn how to use what you have in your backyard to share environmental education with your students.
- July 18 & 19, 2013.
This NEW workshop, jointly offered by Project WILD and Project Learning Tree, explores the vital connection between forests and wildlife both large and small. Get out on the ground with people who work with wildlife in Idaho 's forests, and learn how forests are managed to meet the habitat needs of a multitude of species (including humans!).
- No class scheduled at this time.
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 18-20, 2013.
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 8 & 9, 2013. CLASS IS FULL.
Please call (208) 287-2889 or e-mail for waiting list.
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 find out much about this bird. What does it eat, where does it live, how do they communicate and how tell if it's a male or female! Then find out many fun ways to integrate what you've learned into the curriculum you teach!
Bonus: The Idaho State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will purchase educational materials for you!
Check out the video link on the right...
- No class 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 13 & 14, 2013.
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!
- July 9 & 10, 2013.
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 18 & 19, 2013.
- Hailey, ID - July 23 & 24, 2013.
Project WILD and Zoo Boise have teamed up to put together a workshop for teachers who are interested in integrating lessons on the ins and outs of zoos and zoo animals. 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! Class fee $25.00.
Coming Soon! WILD about Zoo Two! - October 2013
- Boise, ID - September 13 & 14, 2013.
Pocatello is home to one of the only native wildlife zoos in North America. This zoo, with its roots back to 1932, began as a place to keep injured or orphaned native animals. It is now home to over 50 species of North American animals. You're guaranteed to leave this workshop with plenty of information, new activities to share with your classroom.
- Pocatello, ID - June 19 & 20, 2013.