"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.
Teachers explain their analogy list. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
Teachers writing their flower poem. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS
Booth display of The Private Eye. Credit: Terri Jacobson, USFWS