Winter / Spring 2013
The Environmental Education team at the Patuxent Research Refuge will be offering a variety of workshops for educators winter and spring of 2013.
Maryland public school teachers can receive one credit for attending a specific combination of workshops. Please contact the Environmental Education Office at 301-497-5898 for more details.
These workshops are designed to help teachers meet the Maryland State Outcomes. All workshops are held at the National Wildlife Visitor Center. The workshop hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00PM.
Registration is required (see information below). There is a $15.00 fee for each workshop.
Payment must be made - cash or checks (checks payable to FRIENDS OF PATUXENT) - on the workshop day. The FRIENDS OF PATUXENT provides financial support to the Environmental Education program at the Patuxent Research Refuge.
We reserve the right to cancel any workshop due to lack of participants and/or inclement weather.
Conservation On Canvas
This workshop provides interdisciplinary educational materials about waterfowl for grades K-12 and helps educators prepare their students to participate in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest.
Workshop Date: Saturday January 26, 2013
Orientation to the National Wildlife Visitor
Teachers will learn the logistics of planning and scheduling a visit and will discover how to use the “Wisdom of Wildness” exhibits to reinforce classroom curricula. This course is also designed to help teachers meet the Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum Outcomes and the National Science Education Standards. (Teachers who plan to schedule field trips to the National Wildlife Visitor Center must attend an orientation workshop.)
Workshop Date: Saturday February 23 and April 13,, 2013
Teachers will discover exciting teaching ideas for use in science, math, social studies, physical education, music and art using nature themes. All participants will receive interdisciplinary curricula for grades K-12.
Workshop Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Wonders of Wetlands
Teachers will learn about hands-on classroom and outdoor activities that can be used to integrate wetlands into the curricula. All participants will receive a guide with over 50 hands-on-activities for grades K-12 plus valuable information on teaching strategies with wetland themes.
Workshop Date: April 6, 2013
Project Learning Tree
Teachers will learn how to use interdisciplinary curricula for grades K-8 that use forests as a window on the world to better understand natural and man-made environments.
Workshop Date: Saturday May 4, 2013
If you have questions please contact:
Dennis Hartnett firstname.lastname@example.org
Nell Baldacchino email@example.com
Please call 301-497-5898 or 301-497-5763 to register for any of the teacher workshops. Provide your name, the name of your school or organization, the grade or ages that you teach and a phone number and/or email address where you can be reached. Space is limited – please register early. Bring a bagged lunch or snack. Please advise us of any special needs so that we can accommodate you.
Note: Dress for both indoor and outdoors
The $15 registration fee for each workshop may be paid in cash or a check written to the FRIENDS OF PATUXENT.
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