The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Wildlife Federation are partnering with several other agencies to present a two-day workshop for middle and high school educators. The workshop, "Exploring Nature in the Outdoor Classroom through the Writings of Aldo Leopold," will be conducted July 16 and 17 at the Alabama Wildlife Federation Headquarters in Millbrook. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. each day
The primary resource material for this workshop is a book titled, "A Sand County Almanac" by Aldo Leopold. Leopold is considered by many to be the father of wildlife management and of the United States wilderness system.
Attendees will participate in several nature-based, hands-on, inquiry activities that are connected to his writings, and learn about a variety of learning stations and projects that can be developed into a school's outdoor classroom.
Some of the learning station activities include Phenology – Signs of the Season, Succession and Nature, Reading the Life of a Tree, Tour of Homes for Cavity Dwellers, and Whose Been Living Here –Evidence of Wildlife.
Cost is $40 per person and includes room and meals, and approximately 12 hours of professional development.
To register go to: http://www.alabamawildlife.org/educator-workshops/or contact Doyle Keasal at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (334) 844-6398. Registration deadline is June 28.
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