- Current Workshop Schedule
If you have a group of 12 or more educators to be trained, call and book your own workshop, a facilitator will come to you. Most workshops offer SCECH's for teachers. Many organizations book private workshops for their staff, so the workshop listings open to the public may be limited. Each October a WILD workshop is offered at the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) Conference too!
- What is WILD?
Project WILD, part of the No Child Left Inside initiative here in Michigan, is a preschool through 12th grade environmental and conservation education program--providing professional development opportunities for teachers and naturalists--emphasizing awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources--through predominantly life science activities--interwoven with ELA, math and social studies. A perfect addition to classroom units or nature center programming, using hands-on, engaging activities that get attendees outside. Give your students or participants the tools to become citizens that make better informed natural resource decisions.
- What does a quality, professional development WILD Workshop Include?
You can choose to attend an EDUCATOR professional development workshop that will give you tools to apply within your own classroom or program--and a copy of a guide, or you can go on to attend a FACILITATOR professional development workshop that will enable you to host and facilitate your own workshop for new educators.
Watch portions of a workshop, including educators practicing their teaching skills, on YouTube as past participants demonstrate their interpretation of Growing Up WILD activities!
- Lessons, Activities, Icebreakers and Cool Facts!
See what other educators have done with WILD Activities, find fact sheets about the antlers v. horns, harvestmen v. spider etc! Submit your ideas to the coordinator for inclusion today.
- NGSS, Common Core AND Michigan Science Grade Level Content Expectation (GLCE) Correlations
The K-12 Project WILD Guide has been correlated to the science GLCEs at every grade level in three formats. A spreadsheet that is sortable by GLCE, a spreadsheet that is printable in pdf, and an alphabetical listing of activities per GLCE.
- Educator vs. Facilitator Workshops
- Natalie Elkins
Project Wild Coordinator
525 W. Allegan
Lansing, MI 48933