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Professional Development Workshops

​This page will be regularly updated with educator training opportunities and events throughout the state. A list of professional development opportunities and resources can be found on our educator resource page. Some workshops offer MSDE credit if combined with other workshops.

Interested in a WILD workshop, but can't find one to fit your needs? Please fill out our interest form, and we will send you notifications as workshops are scheduled: https://goo.gl/forms/Do1AxWXpwaGU7Nni2


August 15, 2018

Project Wet 2.0
National Aquarium
501 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Engage in multi-disciplinary activities that promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge and management of water resources. This workshop highlights the new Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0, which contains revised and updated activities from the original guide as well as many brand new activities. Participants receive a copy of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0.

Fee: $15, includes Aquarium admission and refreshments. Lunch not included. Audience: Informal and formal educators of K-12 students.

Credit: Maryland teachers that complete three out of the following four teacher workshops at the National Aquarium or select other sites may be eligible to receive 1 MSDE Professional Development Credit. Eligible workshops include: Project WET, Project WILD, Project Learning Tree and WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands.

Audience: Educators, naturalists, community leaders, daycare providers, etc who work K-5 students.

To register, Contact Central Reservations at 410-576-3833 by August 3, 2018


Aug 16, 2018 (Thurs) 9:30-4:00 pm

Project WILD
National Aquarium
501 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Engage in hands-on, inter-disciplinary activities focusing on wildlife, the environment, and conservation. Throughout the workshop, educators will experience and model activities from the popular Project WILD Activity Guide. This professional development workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators of K–12 students. Participants who complete the workshop will receive copies of both the Project WILD and Aquatic WILD curriculum supplement guides.

Fee: $15 (includes Aquarium admission) Please bring a bagged lunch.

Credit: Educators may be able to receive 1 MSDE credit upon completion of 3 of our 5 courses with certified facilitators.

Audience: Educators, naturalists, community leaders, daycare providers, etc who work K-12 students.

To register, please call: 410-576-3833. Registration deadline is August 3.


Aug 16, 2018 (Thurs) 9:30-3:30 pm

Flying WILD with STEAM
Tawes State Office Building
580 Taylor Ave, C-1
Annapolis, MD 21401

Join us for this upcoming workshop focused on the integration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) to teach about birds. This hands-on professional development training will include nest building challenges, adaptation activities, and more! The focus of this training will be for upper elementary and middle school educators (3-8). Educators who complete the professional development will receive a copy of the award-winning Flying WILD curriculum supplement guide.

Fee: Free! Please bring a bagged lunch. There will be a 30 minute lunch break

Credit: N/A 

Audience: Educators, naturalists, community leaders, daycare providers, etc who work G 3-8 students.

To register,To register, please fill out our form here: https://goo.gl/forms/dwAgx1qrAzKYPLdw2


Aug 27, 2018 (Mon) 9:00-3:00 pm

Project WILD
Fountain Rock Park and Nature Center
8511 Nature Center Place
Walkersville, MD 21793

Engage in hands-on, inter-disciplinary activities focusing on wildlife, the environment, and conservation. Throughout the workshop, educators will experience and model activities from the popular Project WILD Activity Guide. This professional development workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators of K–12 students. Participants who complete the workshop will receive copies of both the Project WILD and Aquatic WILD curriculum supplement guides.

Fee: $5. Please bring a bagged lunch.

Credit: N/A

Audience: Educators, naturalists, community leaders, daycare providers, etc who work K-12 students.

To register, please call: 301-600-4460