Current Workshops

  • FACILITATOR Workshop--PLT and Project WILD Calvin College, Grand Rapids

    Join us for a combined 3 day Project WILD and Project Learning Tree Facilitator Training from Nov. 7 at 1pm to Nov. 9 at noon at the Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve in Grand Rapids.

    Prerequisite: Must be certified as an educator in PLT or WILD to register. This means you have already taken at least 1 previous workshop.

    The state coordinators and guest facilitators will prepare participants to deliver professional development training workshops based on the Project WILD or Project Learning Tree Guides. These guides contain award winning curriculum supplements, activities and lessons predominantly focusing on life science, with an integration of ELA, social studies, math, and reading. They contain a high level of STEM activities, that will help educators engage their students in the outdoor world.

    Best practices in leading students in hands-on, often outdoor activities and lessons will be modelled and practiced.

    Register by emailing Natalie Elkins with your name, email, phone number, previous workshop taken and your job affiliation. The cost is $50 to hold your place. Shared lodging (include a preferred roomate in your registration email if you have one), dinner Tuesday, breakfast and lunch Wednesday, and breakfast Thursday will be covered by PLT and WILD.

    After emailing registration info to Natalie, please mail a check, payable to MAEOE to Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education, P.O. Box 51235, Livonia, MI  48151 with WILD/PLT Facilitator Training in the comment space.

  • Growing Up WILD (age 3-7) AND Project Learning Tree Early Childhood Educator PD - ANN ARBOR

    March 18, 2018

  • Bring a workshop to your site!

    Contact Natalie Elkins at to plan a professional development workshop for your center or school staff, neighboring naturalists, preschool educators or camp staff. What a great way to meet the environmental educators in your community, and to build partnerships. WILD workshops each provide a guide, interactive activities that focus on illustrating life science standards, but often involve math, ELA and art too, and sharing new ideas for implementation.

    A workshop needs 12 or more people registered, and can be custom built to meet your groups needs. Professional development workshop choices are: ($35 per person for one guide covered in a workshop, additional $15 for the second)

    • Growing Up WILD-for early learners
    • Project WILD K-12 Terrestrial
    • Aquatic WILD K-12--with new STEM and career components!
    • Flying WILD-bird education to culminate in a festival
    • Any combination of the above

    Book one today!


Contact Information

  • Natalie Elkins
    Project Wild Coordinator

    Michigan DNR
    525 W. Allegan
    Lansing, MI 48933
    Tel: 517-284-6041