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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Wildlife Federation are partnering with several other agencies to present a conservation education workshop July 23-24 at the Alabama Wildlife Federation Headquarters in Millbrook. The workshop will begin at 9.am. July 23 and end by noon on July 24.

The two-day workshop, designed especially for K-5th grade educators will explore the natural world and look at ways to make a school's outdoor classroom come alive as a "natural learning environment" for students.

During the workshop, presenters will share plans for several learning stations designed for the outdoor classroom. In addition, a variety of hands-on, inquiry-based activities will be shared along with a list of children's literature titles that support the learning stations and other resources and projects that will help make the most of teachers' outdoor classrooms

Some of the learning stations plans and activities include Animal Tracking System, Bird Nesting Trail, Pollinator Garden, Sensory Garden and Bird Feeding Station.

The cost to attend this workshop is $40 and includes room, meals and 12 hours of professional development. To register, go to: http://www.alabamawildlife.org/educator-workshops/ or contact Doyle Keasal at keasade@auburn.edu, or call him at (334) 844-6398. Deadline to register is June 28.