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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


May 26, 2018 (Sat) 9:00-3:30 pm

Project WET
Woodend Sanctuary, Teale Center
8940 Jones Mill Rd
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Attend a workshop! After completion of the training, educators are given a free Project WET curriculum and activity guide packed with 91 hands-on activities that cross many disciplines in the study of water and water resources - chemistry and physics, life science, earth systems, natural resource management, history and culture. During the workshop, educators learn how to incorporate local issues into the lessons. All attendees will receive the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0, an online portal code, and certificate of completion.

Fee: $25 Please bring a bagged lunch.

Credit:Educators may be able to receive partial MSDE continuing education credit for attending this workshop.

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

To register, please contact Serenella Linares at 301-652-9188x11 or serenella.linares@anshome.org


June 2, 2018 (Sat) 9:30-4:00 pm

Growing Up WILD​ and Getting Little Feet Wet
National Aquarium
501 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Get ready to get WILD! Early childhood educators are invited to attend a combined Growing Up WILD/ Getting Little Feet Wet workshop at the National Aquarium. Both curriculums contain hands-on, interdisciplinary activities designed to teach about wildlife and water for young students. Throughout the workshop, educators will simulate activities that include STEM connections, art connections, scientific inquiry, and more. Upon completion, educators will receive copies of both the Growing Up WILD and Getting Little Feet Wet guides. 

Fee: $15 Please bring a bagged lunch.

Credit: Daycare providers may be able to receive continuing education credits in elective curriculum. Please inquire with Aquarium staff for more information. 

Audience: Educators, naturalists, community leaders, daycare providers, etc who work PreK-2 students.

To register, please call 410-576-3833. Registration closes on May 25. 


June 22nd (Fri) from 10:00-4:30 pm

Project WILD
Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
600 Discovery Ln
Grasonville, MD 21638
https://www.bayrestoration.org/

Project WILD is an engaging and interdisciplinary program that emphasizes awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources. The program is designed for educators of all types who work with children from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Project WILD activities can be used to teach basic skills in science, social studies, language arts, math, art, music and physical education. The activities are designed to be hands-on and are focused on teaching students how to think and not what to think. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive the two Project WILD curriculum books including the updated Aquatic WILD guide that contains field investigations and STEM.

Fee: Free! Please bring a bagged lunch.

Credit: Educators may be able to receive partial MSDE continuing education credit for attending this workshop.

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

To register, please fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/qMK2jpYVUkPfWYu03