Mississippi Ecological Services Field Office
Southeast Region

 

Educator Workshops

examining flowers at teacher workshop

Examining flowers up-close in a Private Eye teacher workshop Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS

"Let Nature Be Your Teacher"

from a poem by William Wordsworth

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service understands that education is one key to preserving our natural resources for future generations to enjoy. Connecting teachers to nature will help connect children to nature also through nature lessons and outdoor field exercises and field trips to natural areas. Our environmental educator is a trained secondary biology teacher and holds a Masters Degree in wildlife science, she conducts hands-on teacher workshops for CEUs and pre-service and in-service teacher training. We offer interactive teacher workshops on a variety of topics for both formal and informal educators:

  • biodiversity and endangered species,
  • migratory birds and "The Flying Wild" curriculum,
  • nature study/journaling and "The Private Eye" curriculum,
  • forest ecosystem and "Project Learning Tree" curriculum,
  • cave ecosystem and "Project Underground" curriculum,
  • and on special topics like backyard/schoolyard habitat, bears, bats, ducks (waterfowl) and the Jr. Duck Stamp Program.

 

To schedule a teacher workshop contact Terri Jacobson.

 

 

workshop participant with beaver skull
Workshop participant with beaver skull. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
teacher workshop
Teachers explain their analogy list. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
teachers writing a poem
Teachers writing their flower poem. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
The Private Eye display at a booth
Booth display of The Private Eye. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
Teacher with plant poster
PLT teacher workshop in Tishomingo, MS. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
teachers with their poem
Poetry writing at the Private Eye teacher workshop in Pontotoc, MS. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
teacher with her drawing of a beetle
Drawing at the Private Eye teacher workshop in Belzoni, MS. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
teachers holding plants
PLT teacher workshop in Tishomingo, MS.Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS

 

   
   
             
           
             
Last Updated: April 18, 2013
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