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Mar
3
Sat
Citizen Science 101 Workshop @ Papio-Missouri River NRD
Mar 3 @ 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

To register for this FREE Educator workshop please email jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov with your full name, school/organization and the ages or grades of students you work with.  Workshop is limited to 20 people…register today!

Citizen science is an opportunity for individuals, students, community groups ANYONE to participate in REAL scientific investigation. Citizen science projects are developed by professional scientists, researchers or academics who provide clear protocols for volunteers like you. Participate by gathering data, monitoring or interpreting results to help produce relevant research. Identify native ladybugs or investigate milkweed patches for monarch caterpillars.

This FREE workshop will provide you with an introduction to the world of citizen science, immerse you in a variety of noteworthy projects and provide you with citizen science resources.

 

Mar
24
Sat
WILD About Mammals Educator Workshop @ Wildlife Safari Park
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mammals are one of the most fascinating groups of animals in the world. With over 95 different species just in Nebraska, there are many ways that you can incorporate them into your curriculum.

In this FREE educator workshop we will explore many different topics that meet Nebraska state standards regarding mammals. Topics include: food chains/food webs, adaptations and characteristics, habitats, basic anatomy, life cycles, etc.

To register for this workshop please email Monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, phone number, and affiliation.

Apr
3
Tue
Project WILD Workshop @ University of Nebraska Lincoln- Henzlik Hall
Apr 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Both Project WILD and Aquatic WILD teach lessons such as life cycles, habitats, wildlife populations, biodiversity, land management, and human-wildlife interactions. Project WILD focuses on terrestrial habitats including prairie, forests, urban and farm land. Aquatic WILD focuses on aquatic habitats including rivers, lakes, oceans and wetlands.

To register for this FREE educator workshop email: monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your name phone number, and affiliation.

 

 

Apr
10
Tue
Monarchs on a Mission Educator Workshop @ Educational Service Unit 2
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Monarchs are fascinating creatures. From their migration totaling some 3,000 miles to their specific feeding and life cycle requirements, Monarchs offer a unique approach to meeting state standards in your classroom.

At this FREE educator workshop we will explore the life cycle, migration, habitat requirements and rearing techniques of the Monarch. We will use inquiry based hands-on activities covering a range of subjects including math, science, art and language arts to name a few.

To register for this workshop please email jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov with your name, email, school/organization, grades taught, and phone number.

May
7
Mon
Linking Literature & Science: Insects & Pollinators @ St. Thomas Lutheran Church
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLEASE E-MAIL YOUR NAME, E-MAIL ADDRESS, SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION/CENTER AND THE AGES YOU WORK WITH TO: lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov. 

Join us as we investigate ways to use literature books to engage students in meaningful interdisciplinary lessons. We’ll start by discovering amazing insect and pollinator-focused literature books. Next, we’ll connect these literature books with simple lesson plans.

Who Should Attend?
This workshop is for early childhood educators including in-home day care providers, day care centers, preschool and elementary teachers and nature center staff.

Workshop participants will receive:
• Multiple insect and pollinator-related science lessons
• Numerous insect and pollinator-related literature books
• Knowledge and skills to engage children in quality STEM learning
• 2.5 hours of continuing education credit through the NDE Office of
Early Childhood Education

How To Register?
To register, e-mail your name, e-mail address, and the ages you work with to:
Lindsay.Rogers@Nebraska.gov

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