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Educational Events

​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


March 9, 2018 (Fri) 12:30-4:00 pm

Flying WILD
580 Taylor Ave, C-1
Annapolis, MD 21401

This curriculum introduces students to bird conservation through standards-based, interdisciplinary classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects. Flying WILD encourages schools to work with conservation organizations, community groups, and businesses to implement a school bird festival and bird conservation projects

Fee: Free!

Credit: No credit is offered for this workshop.

Audience: Educators, naturalists, community leaders, etc who work with upper elementary-middle school aged students.

To register, The workshop is now full. Please email Kerry Wixted at kerry.wixted@maryland.gov with your name, affiliation, and phone number to be placed on the waitlist.


March 10, 2018 (Sat) 9:00-3:00 pm

Growing Up WILD
Ward Museum
909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804

Growing Up WILD is an interdisciplinary early childhood education program that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature, inviting them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Growing Up WILD has been aligned with Common Core (K-2), Head Start domains, and Maryland Environmental Literacy standards.

Throughout the workshop, participants will go through various activities in the Growing Up WILD guide and will learn about ways to connect young children to nature. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive the Growing Up WILD curriculum book.

Fee: $25. Please bring a bagged lunch.

Credit: No credit is offered for this workshop.

Audience: Educators, naturalists, community leaders, etc who work with preK-2nd grade students.

To register, please visit: Ward Museum Registration Page


April 14, 2018 (Sat) 9:30-1:00pm 

Getting Little Feet Wet

Getting Little Feet Wet is an early childhood education program that explores different aspects of water—from water properties to water sounds. Each activity offers both pre-K and K-2 options and is correlated to respective educational standards. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive the Getting Little Feet Wet Curriculum Guide.

Fee: $5. includes Aquarium admission.

Credit: Participants may be eligible to receive 3 hours of continuing education credit for childcare providers from MSDE.

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

To register, please call Aquarium at: 410-576-3833.


April 23, 2018 (Mon) 9:00-4:30pm

Project WILD, Project WET & Project Learning Tree Facilitator Session (Train the Trainer)
580 Taylor Ave, C-1
Annapolis, MD 21401

Are you interested in leading your own Project WILD, Project WET and/or Project Learning Tree workshops? To become a Maryland facilitator, you must have participated in the 6 hour educator workshop for each of the projects in which you want to become a facilitator. Verification will be required, and a pre-workshop "homework" assignment will be given. You may be certified in one, two or three of the available workshops.

Fee: Free! Please bring your Project books to the training and bring your own lunch.

Credit: No credit is offered for this workshop.

Audience: Educators who would like lead workshops for other educators

To register, please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/1H6R0EeuffCgoelI2

Questions? Please contact Kerry Wixted: Kerry.wixted@maryland.gov