Alabama Extension is partnering with Alabama Wildlife Federation and several other agencies to present an educational conservation workshop for educators throughout the state.
The two-day workshop, "Using the Outdoor Classroom to Learn about Alabama's Biodiversity through Learning Stations, Nature Modules/Kits and Children's Literature," is designed for educators in grades K-5th who are interested in Alabama's biodiversity and ways to help make their school's outdoor classroom a "Learning Laboratory" for their students.
The workshop begins at 9 a.m. July 16 and ends at noon July 17. It will be conducted at the Alabama Wildlife Federation Headquarters in Millbrook.
Attendees will share learning station project plans, nature module/kit ideas and student centered projects that are designed for the outdoor classroom and will receive copies of children's trade books to help connect their students to nature through literature. "Make & Take" ideas, such as animal track blocks, tree identification materials, tree cookie sets, a screech owl nesting box and other resources that will provide the beginning components to help bring their outdoor classroom to life will be incorporated into the workshop as well.
The workshop costs $40 and includes room, meals and approximately 12 hours of professional development.
For more information or to register visit: http://alabamawildlife.org/educator-workshops/ or contact Doyle Keasal at firstname.lastname@example.org or (334)-844-6398.
Other partners and sponsors include Alabama Outdoor Classroom, AMSTI, International Paper, Discovering Alabama and The Curtis & Edith Munson Foundation and Outdoor Alabama.
Deadline for registration is June 27.
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