Skip Navigation

Teacher Workshops

Summer/Fall 2015

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 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Registration is required (see information below). There is a $15.00 fee for each workshop.

Checks can be made 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. 

All participants will receive a hands-on curriculum guide for each of these workshops

Orientation to the National Wildlife Visitors Center
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 Outcomes and the National Science Education Standards. (Teachers who plan to schedule field trips to the National Wildlife Visitor Center are strongly encouraged to attend an orientation workshop) Grades K-12

Workshop Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015

Project Wild/Project Wild Aquatic
Teachers will discover exciting teaching ideas for use in science, math, social studies, physical education, music, and art. (grades K-12)

Workshop Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Project Learning Tree
Teachers will learn how to use interdisciplinary curricula that use forests as a window on the world to better understand natural and man-made environments. (grades K-8)

Workshop Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

If you have questions please contact:
Dennis Hartnett  301-497-5898


Please call 301-497-5898 or 301-497-5763 to register for any of the teacher's 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 activities.

The $15 registration fee for each workshop may be paid in cash or a check written to the FRIENDS OF PATUXENT.

Join our E-MAIL LIST (see below) to receive update notices on Teacher Workshops and other education programs.


The National Wildlife Visitor Center is located off Powder Mill Road, between the Baltimore/Washington Parkway and Route 197, south of Laurel, Maryland.

Phone: 301-497-5763; Fax: 301-497-5765

Email List

We now have a listserver setup so you can receive automatic email update notices for teacher workshops and educational programs.

To subscribe, send a message to with 'subscribe fws-patuxentteachers <your email address>' in the body of the message (without quotes & <>) - there should be no subject in the message.

Example: subscribe fws-patuxentteachers


Last Updated: Jul 28, 2015
Return to main navigation