From the Pennsylvania Game Commission
-- A series of professional development opportunities for teachers will be offered during June, July and August as part of Pennsylvania's Project WILD program.
Classroom teachers, early childhood teachers, informal educators, home school leaders and Scout and youth group leaders are welcome to participate in these workshops during the summer break from school.
Workshop offerings range from endangered species and wildlife forensics to orienteering and habitat-specific programs, such as Wild about Wetlands and Watershed Education.
"In addition to our species-focused workshops on bears, owls and waterfowl, we've added a Wild about Turkey workshop," said Theresa Alberici, who coordinates the program through the Game Commission's Bureau of Information and Education.
A complete list of courses and registration forms is available at http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pgc/9106.
The listing includes a two-page summary of the courses being offered June through August in various parts of the state, followed by information on how to register for each of the courses.
Project WILD is an international, hands-on conservation education program focusing on wildlife and the environment and how humans interrelate with both. It provides educators, primarily kindergarten through 12th grade, with interdisciplinary activities to address state and national education standards and help educators comply with mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act. WILD's materials are scientifically sound and use educational practices proven to be effective.
"This year, wildlife agencies nationwide celebrated one million educators Gone WILD. More than one million educators have been trained in the program since Project WILD originated in 1983," Alberici said.