FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 17, 2007

CONTACT: Karen Inzillo, 908-789-3670 Ext.7911
Tom Plante: 908-527-4746

 

Teacher-Training Workshop at Trailside
Explores the Wonders of Wetlands, May 31

project wow
Mountainside, NJ – Trailside Park Naturalist Ginger Case demonstrates
the correct technique to sample aquatic life in a wetland habitat found within
the 2,060-acre Watchung Reservation. Wetland habitats are found throughout the reservation and provide crucial homes to many species of plants and animals. Trailside Nature and Science Center is offering Project WOW, a teacher-training workshop focusing on the importance of wetlands, for educators working with children in grades K-12 on May 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants in this workshop are eligible for six NJDOE credits and receive a Project WOW guidebook with over 50 hands-on, multi-disciplinary activities in lesson plan format. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The fee is $35 per person.
For information about Project WOW, please call 908-789-3670 or
visit us on the web at www.ucnj.org/trailside.
Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Mountainside, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to invite formal and non-formal educators of children in grades K-12 to take part in Project WOW, the Wonders of Wetlands, on Thursday, May 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside.

“Wetland areas are a critical habitat for animals including reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals and insects,” said Freeholder Chairwoman Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. “The 2,060-acre Watchung Reservation, with its many streams, lakes and ponds, offers the perfect opportunity to learn about the wonders of wetlands.”

Project WOW is an instructional guide that provides more than 50 hands-on, multi-disciplinary activities in lesson plan format for educators working with children in grades K-12. Extensive background information on wetlands, ideas for student action projects and a wetlands resource guide are all provided in this interactive and engaging teacher-training workshop. Activities in the workshop are correlated with the National Science Education Standards.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The fee is $35 per person and includes the Project WOW guidebook. Each participant will receive six New Jersey Department of Education credits. Morning refreshments will be served during registration. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch.

Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. For more information about this workshop or other activities at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on our website at www.ucnj.org/trailside.