2016 Program Workshop Offerings

(Check this schedule regularly as workshops will be added throughout the year.)


Upcoming Workshops

March 9, 2016 – Growing Up WILD Professional Development Workshop, Needham – Pre-school educators are invited to this fun, hands-on, 6-hour workshop that focuses on early childhood education. The Growing Up WILD Activity Guide builds on a 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. Carter Center for Children, 800 Highland Ave,. Needham. Click here for more information about this workshop. pdf format of GUW Carter Center 2016
Please contact Lauren Alves at office@cartercenterforchildren.com or (781) 449-4771. Registration deadline is March 2, 2016.

March 11, 2016 – Growing Up WILD Professional Development Workshop, Bedford – Pre-school educators are invited to this fun, hands-on, 6-hour workshop that focuses on early childhood education. The Growing Up WILD Activity Guide builds on a 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. EDCO Collaborative, 36 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford. Click here for more information about this workshop. pdf format of GUW EDCO 2016
Please contact Dana Mullaley at dmullaley@edcollab.org. Registration deadline is February 26, 2016.

March 12, 2016 – Project WILD: Mammals in Winter Professional Development Workshop, Northfield – Receive training in this award winning, interdisciplinary nationally recognized program! It is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs among educators of students in kindergarten through high school. This workshop will emphasize activities that teach about a variety of Massachusetts mammals and winter ecology. Through the use of balanced curriculum materials and professional training workshops, Project WILD accomplishes its goal of developing awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment. Workshop participants will receive a copy of the guide and a certificate of completion. This hands-on workshop has applications for school teachers, scout leaders, camp counselors, nature center staff, home educators, after care teachers, etc. Click here for more information about this workshop. pdf format of Professional Development Workshop_Northfield2016
To register please contact Kim Noyes at kim.noyes@gdfsuezna.com or (413) 659-4462. Registration deadline is March 4, 2016.

March 19, 2016 – Growing Up WILD Professional Development Workshop, Boylston – Pre-school educators are invited to this fun, hands-on, 6-hour workshop that focuses on early childhood education. The Growing Up WILD Activity Guide builds on a 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. Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary, 690 Linden Street, Boylston. Click here for more information about this workshop. pdf format of GUW Summer Star 2016
Please contact Pam Landry at pam.landry@state.ma.us or (508) 389-6310. Registration deadline is March 5, 2016.

April 2, 2016 – Growing Up WILD Professional Development Workshop, Huntington – Pre-school educators are invited to this fun, hands-on, 6-hour workshop that focuses on early childhood education. The Growing Up WILD Activity Guide builds on a 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. The Big Backyard Pre-School, 94 County Road, Huntington. Click here for more information about this workshop pdf format of GUW Big Backyard Preschool 2016
. Please contact Kathleen Mahoney at kmbass@comcast.net or (413) 667-0232. Registration deadline is March 25, 2016.

May 7, 2016– Aquatic WILD, Sharon – Receive training in this award winning, interdisciplinary nationally recognized program! It is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs among educators of students in kindergarten through high school. This workshop will emphasize aquatic wildlife because of their intrinsic, ecological value, as well as their role in teaching how ecosystems function. Through the use of balanced curriculum materials and professional training workshops, Project WILD accomplishes its goal of developing awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment. The Aquatic guide includes field investigation activities, in Step with STEM activity extensions, ‘working for wildlife’, WILD work career components, activities in fish conservation and angling, outdoor components, and much more! Workshop participants will receive a copy of the guide and a certificate of completion. This hands-on workshop has applications for school teachers, scout leaders, camp counselors, nature center staff, home educators, after care teachers, etc. Click here for more information about this workshop. pdf format of Aquatic Wild, Moose Hill 2016
To register, please contact moosehill@massaudubon.org or (781) 784-5691. Registration deadline April 23, 2016.

May 21, 2016 – Growing Up WILD Professional Development Workshop, Whitinsville – Pre-school educators are invited to this fun, hands-on, 6-hour workshop that focuses on early childhood education. The Growing Up WILD Activity Guide builds on a 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. Whitin Community Center, 60 Main Street, Whitinsville. Click here for more information about this workshop. pdf format of GUW Whitin 2016
Please contact Pam Landry at pam.landry@state.ma.us or (508) 389-6310. Registration deadline is May 13, 2016.

June 4, 2016 – Aquatic WILD: Adaptations for Survival Professional Development Workshop, Sandwich – Receive training in this award winning, interdisciplinary nationally recognized program! It is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs among educators of students in kindergarten through high school. This workshop will highlight animals and plants inhabiting local wetland areas and their physical and behavioral adaptations for survival. Through the use of balanced curriculum materials and professional training workshops, Aquatic WILD accomplishes its goal of developing awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment. Workshop participants will receive a copy of the guide and a certificate of completion. This hands-on activity based workshop has applications for school teachers, scout leaders, camp counselors, nature center staff, home educators, after care teachers, etc. Click here for more information about this workshop. pdf format of Aquatic WILD Sandwich 2016: Adaptations
To register please contact Mary Beers at mary.beers@thorntonburgess.org or (508) 888-6870. Registration deadline is May 24, 2016.

October 25, 2016 – Growing Up WILD Professional Development Workshop, Bedford – Pre-school educators are invited to this fun, hands-on, 6-hour workshop that focuses on early childhood education. The Growing Up WILD Activity Guide builds on a 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. EDCO Collaborative, 36 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford. Click here for more information about this workshop. pdf format of GUW Edco 2016
Please contact Dana Mullaley at dmullaley@edcollab.org. Registration deadline is October 18, 2016.