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Aug
22
Tue
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ Southeast Community College- Lincoln Campus
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Early childhood education is critical to developing well-rounded adults with good critical thinking skills. Research has shown that quality early childhood education has a lasting impact on a child’s entire life – let Growing Up WILD be a part of your early childhood student’s day.

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.

Sep
12
Tue
Family Fun Night at Wagon Train @ Wagon Train State Recreation Area
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring your whole family out to Wagon Train State Recreation Area for a fun night of outdoor activities.

Activities included are fishing, tomahawk throwing, astronomy, Project Wild nature activities, aerial archery and hiking.

Wagon Train area 6 is located just 21 miles south of Lincoln and 2 miles east of Hickman on the corner of 110th & Wagon Train Rd. A vehicle park pass and a fishing license for those over 16 are required.

Oct
2
Mon
Project WILD & Aquatic WILD @ University of Nebraska - Keareny
Oct 2 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – Please e-mail lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov to register.

This is a split workshop, you must attend both sessions. 

SESSION 1: Monday, October 2, 2017; 12:30-3:00pm

SESSION 2: Wednesday, October 4, 2017; 12:30-3:00pm

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.

Project WILD is supported by the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission through the use of funds from hunting licenses and fees.

Oct
4
Wed
Project WILD & Aquatic WILD @ University of Nebraska - Keareny
Oct 4 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – Please e-mail lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov to register.

This is a split workshop, you must attend both sessions. 

SESSION 1: Monday, October 2, 2017; 12:30-3:00pm

SESSION 2: Wednesday, October 4, 2017; 12:30-3:00pm

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.

Project WILD is supported by the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission through the use of funds from hunting licenses and fees.

Oct
12
Thu
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ WNCC Scottsbuff Campus
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register, please e-mail your name, e-mail address, school/daycare and ages you teach to amber.schiltz@birdconservancy.org.

“Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children” 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.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE: a copy of “Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children” guide as well as knowledge and skills to engage young children in quality hands-on science and social emotional lessons.

Oct
16
Mon
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ Kelly's Kids Child Development Lab
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register, please e-mail your name, e-mail address, school/daycare and ages you teach to monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov.

“Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children” 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.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE: a copy of “Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children” guide as well as knowledge and skills to engage young children in quality hands-on science and social emotional lessons.

Oct
19
Thu
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ ESU #5 Beatrice
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register, please e-mail your name, e-mail address, school/daycare and ages you teach to lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov.

“Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children” 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.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE: a copy of “Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children” guide as well as knowledge and skills to engage young children in quality hands-on science and social emotional lessons.

Oct
21
Sat
Monarchs on a Mission Educator Workshop @ Holt County Annex
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: To register please e-mail your name, e-mail address, school/organization and ages you teach to:
Jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov
402-370-3374

Monarchs are fascinating creatures. From their fall migration totaling some 3,000 miles to their specific feeding and life cycle requirements, Monarchs never fail to captivate the hearts and minds of teachers and students.

Preschool through second grade educators are invited to join Northern Prairies Land Trust and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission as we immerse ourselves in the life and habits of the Monarch Butterfly. This workshop will focus on inquiry based lessons you can use inside your classroom as well as activities you can take outdoors.

After implementing any of the resources from the Monarchs on a Mission workshop into your classroom you will receive a caterpillar rearing cage to help you on your way to raising real monarchs in your classroom.

Participants will receive:
-Monarchs and More: An Inquiry and Arthropod Based Curriculum
-Monarch educational resources
-Inspiration and guidance to incorporate activities into your classroom

Who should attend?
-Pre-school to second grade educators and afterschool providers.

Nov
2
Thu
Growing Up WILD for Afterschool Providers @ Cozad Elementary School
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register, please e-mail your name, e-mail address, school/daycare and ages you teach to lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov.

Wanting to add more STEM activities to your afterschool program? Wanting to get students up and active while still engaging them in quality learning? Then Growing Up WILD is perfect for your afterschool program!!

“Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children” 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.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE: a copy of “Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children” guide as well as knowledge and skills to engage young children in quality hands-on science and social emotional lessons.

Nov
6
Mon
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ Nebraska Wesleyan University
Nov 6 @ 2:15 pm – Nov 8 @ 3:45 pm

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – Please e-mail lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov to register.

This is a split workshop, you must attend both sessions. 

SESSION 1: Monday, November 6, 2017; 2:20-3:40pm

SESSION 2: Wednesday, November 8, 2017; 2:20-3:40pm

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.

Project WILD is supported by the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission through the use of funds from hunting licenses and fees.

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