Project WILD and Growing Up WILD Calendar

View schedule of upcoming Project WILD workshops. Check this schedule regularly, as workshops are added throughout the year.

2017 Program Workshop Offerings

Upcoming Workshops

October 21, 2017: Project WILD and Aquatic WILD: Professional Development Workshop for K–12 Educators, West Boylston – 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. The program emphasizes terrestrial and aquatic wildlife because of their intrinsic, ecological value, as well as their role in teaching how ecosystems function. Workshop participants will receive a copy of the guides 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 to learn more about this workshop.  To register, please contact Jim Lafley at jim.lafley@state.ma.us or (508) 792-7423 x 231. Registration deadline is October 13, 2017.  

October 21, 2017: Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children, Sandwich – 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. Workshop participants will receive a copy of the guide and a certification of completion. Click here to learn about this workshop. To register contact Mary Beers at mary.beers@thorntonburgess.org or (508) 888-6870. Registration deadline is October 11, 2017.

October 28, 2017: Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children and Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood, Northfield – Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children and Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood build on children's sense of wonder about nature and invite them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, these curriculums provide an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills. Educators taking this professional development workshop will receive both multi-award winning curriculum guides for educators of children ages 3-6 that feature over 150 experiences that engage children in outdoor play and exploration. Click here to learn more about this workshop. To register, please contact Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary (413) 584-3009. Registration deadline is October 20, 2017.

November 10, 2017: Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children, Plymouth – 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. Workshop participants will receive a copy of the guide and a certification of completion. Click here to learn more about this workshop. To register, please contact Carol Godfrey at cgodfrey@hhcc.org or (508) 436-6061. Registration deadline November 3, 2017.

November 27, 2017Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children, Natick – 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. Workshop participants will receive a copy of the guide and a certification of completion. Click here to learn more about this workshop. To register, please register on-line through The Education Cooperative, https://teccoop.wufoo.com/forms/growing-up-wild-exploring-nature-with-young-child/. Registration deadline is November 6, 2017.

December 9, 2017: Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children, Indian Orchard, Springfield, – 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. Workshop participants will receive a copy of the guide and a certification of completion. Click here to learn more about this workshop. To register, please contact Pam Landry, MassWildlife, pam.landry@state.ma.us or (508) 389-6310. Registration deadline is November 30, 2017.

December 9, 2017: Project WILD: Professional Development Workshop, Sudbury 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. 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. To register please contact Pam Landry, MassWildlife at pam.landry@state.ma.us . Registration deadline is November 30, 2017.

Past Workshops

February 11, 2017: Project WILD: Professional Development Workshop for Elementary Educators, Westborough– 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. 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. To register please contact Pam Landry, MassWildlife at pam.landry@state.ma.us or Barbara Shumaker, shumakerb@westboroughk12.org. Registration deadline is February 1, 2017.

March 18, 2017: Aquatic WILD, 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 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. To register, please contact mary.beers@thorntonburgess.org or (508) 888-6870 x 13. Registration deadline is February 13, 2017.

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