A workshop and guide from the Project WILD program is now available to Early Childhood educators!

GUW is an early childhood education activity guide that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, it provides a foundation for developing positive impressions about nature while also building lifelong social and cognitive skills.

Early Childhood educators and caregivers of children ages 3-7 years are invited to participate in this exciting, fun, six-hour interactive, hands-on Growing Up WILD workshop designed to help you discover how to engage young children in activities that encourage exploration of the natural world. The workshop may include crafts, art projects, music and movement, reading and math connections and much more. Activities are correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and the Head Start Domains. Workshop participants will receive a copy of the guide and certificate of completion.

Growing Up WILD's activity guide:

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  • Is written for early childhood educators of children ages 3-7.
  • Features 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature-based activities in a full-color 11"x17'' activity guide.
  • Growing Up WILD logoIncludes crafts, art projects, music, conservation activities, reading and math connections and much more.
  • Involves social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive domains to help foster learning and development in all areas.
  • Supports developmentally appropriate practice allowing children to learn at levels that are individually, socially, and culturally appropriate.
  • Is correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and the Head Start Domains.

The Growing Up WILD activity guide is available only through a 6-hour educator training workshop. Workshops can be scheduled to accommodate your group's or school's in-service training. In Massachusetts, Project WILD is sponsored by MassWildlife.

Workshop Schedule --This is updated as often as the facilitators plan workshops

For more information, contact Project WILD Coordinator, Pam Landry at Pam.Landry@state.ma.us or call her at (508) 389-6310.

Visit the National Project WILD website for further information about Project WILD programs and resources.