Thursday, February 26, 2015
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How would you like to be a "WILD teacher?"
A "WILD teacher" is one who has participated in a Project WILD workshop presented by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Participants learn about wildlife and discover fun and exciting ways to teach wildlife conservation and ecological concepts in the classroom.
An Introductory Project WILD workshop will be hosted by Fish and Game in April at Grace Lutheran School in Pocatello. The workshop will run from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, and will continue from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6.
Project WILD workshops are ideal for all types of educators - school teachers (K-12), 4-H leaders, scoutmasters, docents and interpreters for nature centers or zoos. And, they aren't just for the science educators. Even if you teach math, art, PE, or run the library at your school, there is something for you in Project WILD.
The fee for this workshop is $25. One continuing education credit is offered for this workshop for an additional fee. Registration for this credit takes place at the workshop. All activities from Project WILD have been correlated to the Idaho State Education standards, and the workshop is Idaho STARS-certified.
Workshop participants will take home a variety of educational materials, including two activity guides which contain more than 150 activities related to wildlife and wildlife conservation. And, the best part is that this workshop is "hands on" fun!
"Project WILD is a wonderful instrument Fish and Game uses to help educators and the students they teach to connect to the outdoors and to Idaho's wildlife resource," says Jennifer Jackson, regional conservation educator for the Southeast Region of Fish and Game. "If we can educate youth early on, they not only grow up with a love and appreciation for wildlife, they learn to be better stewards of the resource. And, that is not only good for the future of wildlife, it is good for Idaho."
To register for this workshop, please contact Jennifer Jackson with the Fish and Game office in Pocatello at 232-4703 or register via Fish and Game's website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/education/?getPage=215. Select Introductory Project WILD on the Project WILD homepage for the correct workshop form.