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Jan
28
Tue
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ North Creek Child Development Center
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This workshop requires pre-registration.  Please email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, phone number, and affiliation to register.  Registration is limited at 20 participants.

Growing up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive attitudes and behaviors about nature and life-long social and academic skills. This award-winning early childhood curriculum guide is for educators of children ages 3-7. The guide builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature by providing age appropriate, interdisciplinary lessons. Each thematic lesson includes multiple activities which teach math, reading, letter recognition, science, social studies as well as social-emotional skills.

Each participant will receive a copy of the Growing UP WILD Curriculum upon completion of this training.

Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ Educational Service Unit (ESU) #7
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This event requires pre-registration.  To register email jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov with your full name, affiliation, grades you work with and subjects taught.  Workshop is limited to 20 participants…register today!

Growing Up WILD is a high-quality, easy to use curriculum guide for all educators, after school program leaders, and in home daycare providers who work with children ages 3-7 years old.  This curriculum involves social, emotional, physical, and cognitive domains to help foster learning in all areas.

Participants will receive:

  • Growing Up WILD curriculum guide with 21 lesson plans
  • 2.5 hours of approved in-service hours
Jan
29
Wed
Toad Abode Craft Night at Cosmic Eye Brewing @ Cosmic Eye Brewing
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We’re partnering with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to make Toad Abodes! These houses attract cool amphibians to your backyard. Why would you want toads in your backyard? Toads eat garden pests like slugs, flies, grubs and grasshoppers and they’re fun to watch! Toads feed at night and need shelter and moisture during the day. This one is fun & easy! Free with purchase!

Nebrasjka Game and Pars is bringing along a few live toads to inspire your creations! We’ll start promptly at 7:00.

Feb
6
Thu
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ University of Nebraska- Lincoln (Henzlik Hall)
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:45 am

This workshop requires pre-registration.  Please email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, phone number, and affiliation to register.  Registration is limited.

Growing up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive attitudes and behaviors about nature and life-long social and academic skills. This award-winning early childhood curriculum guide is for educators of children ages 3-7. The guide builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature by providing age appropriate, interdisciplinary lessons. Each thematic lesson includes multiple activities which teach math, reading, letter recognition, science, social studies as well as social-emotional skills.

Each participant will receive a copy of the Growing UP WILD Curriculum upon completion of this training.

Feb
11
Tue
Pollinators and Paperbacks Educator Workshop @ Elkhorn Valley Museum
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This event requires pre-registration.  To register email Jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov with your full name, affiliation, grades you work with and subjects taught.  Workshop is limited to 20 participants…register today!

Join us as we investigate ways to use literature books to engage children in meaningful interdisciplinary lessons.  We will connect literature books with simple, long-term science investigations.

Who should attend? – This workshop is specifically designed for preschool aged formal and informal educators and day care providers.

Participants will receive:

  • pollinator related science-focused lessons
  • pollinator-related literature books
  • Insects of Nebraska Field Guide
  • 3 hours of approved in-service hours
Live Animal Talk at Kinkaider Brewing @ Kinkaider Brewing Lincoln
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join us as we learn about different animals in Nebraska and their mating habits.  Being so close to Valentine’s Day we have to talk about all the strange and wonderful wildlife and their weird and romantic mating rituals!  Live animals will be showcased.

Feb
18
Tue
Math in Nature Educator Workshop @ Educational Service Unit (ESU) #2
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This event requires pre-registration.  To register email jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov with your full name, affiliation, grades of students you work with and phone number.  Workshop is limited to 20 participants…register today!

In the natural world mathematics exists all around us.  In this workshop we will explore nature as a tool to teach math concepts such as symmetry, patterns, counting, observations, and the Fibonacci sequence.

Who Should Attend? -K- 4th grade formal and informal educators

Participants will receive:

  • math/nature related literature books
  • Age appropriate lessons
  • FREE door prizes
  • 3 hours of approved in-service hours
Feb
20
Thu
Linking Literature & Science: Insects Educator Workshop @ Tabitha Health Care Services
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This event requires pre-registration.  To register email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, affiliation, phone number, and ages of children you work with.  Workshop is limited to 20 participants.  Register today!

Come and investigate what kids really want to know about insects.  In this FREE educator workshop we will cover how you can incorporate these small creatures into your classroom or afterschool program.

Who should attend? – formal and informal early childhood educators

Participants will receive:

  • background information on basic insect anatomy and life cycles
  • how to catch and care for classroom touchable insects
  • hands-on supplemental activities
  • 3 hours of approved in-service hours
Mar
11
Wed
Project WILD & Aquatic WILD Educator Workshop @ University of Nebraska- Lincoln (Henzlik Hall)
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

his event requires pre-registration. To register email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, affiliation, phone number and ages you work with.

Developed in 1983 by the Council for Environmental Education, Project WILD and Aquatic WILD are award-winning curriculum guides designed to help educators incorporate wildlife and conservation into their classrooms or programs. Lessons are interdisciplinary and promote critical thinking. Additionally, lessons can easily be used to meet Nebraska State Educational Standards for math, science, language arts and social studies.

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.

In Nebraska, Project WILD workshops provide training for both Project WILD and Aquatic WILD guides. Participants of Project WILD workshops can expect to learn not only content knowledge but also skills to implement activities into their setting. Workshops provide participants with both the Project WILD and Aquatic WILD guide.

**This specific event is a two night workshop.  Participants must attend both Wednesday March 11 & Wednesday March 18 to receive certification and curriculum guides.

Mar
18
Wed
Project WILD & Aquatic WILD Educator Workshop @ University of Nebraska- Lincoln (Henzlik Hall)
Mar 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

his event requires pre-registration. To register email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, affiliation, phone number and ages you work with.

Developed in 1983 by the Council for Environmental Education, Project WILD and Aquatic WILD are award-winning curriculum guides designed to help educators incorporate wildlife and conservation into their classrooms or programs. Lessons are interdisciplinary and promote critical thinking. Additionally, lessons can easily be used to meet Nebraska State Educational Standards for math, science, language arts and social studies.

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.

In Nebraska, Project WILD workshops provide training for both Project WILD and Aquatic WILD guides. Participants of Project WILD workshops can expect to learn not only content knowledge but also skills to implement activities into their setting. Workshops provide participants with both the Project WILD and Aquatic WILD guide.

**This specific event is a two night workshop.  Participants must attend both Wednesday March 11 & Wednesday March 18 to receive certification and curriculum guides.

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