FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2007

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Teachers Go WILD at Trailside, Dec. 6

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Mountainside, NJ - Hazel England (center), director of Education and Outreach for the Great Swamp Watershed Association, instructs participants in a Project WILD workshop on the critical needs of a healthy habitat. Project WILD is being offered for adults, ages 18 and older, at Trailside Nature and Science Center on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Participants in this engaging workshop are eligible to receive six NJDOE professional development credits and they receive a Project WILD curriculum guide with lessons correlated to NJ core curriculum standards designed for grades K-12. Pre-registration is required and the fee is $25 per person. For additional information, please call Trailside at 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 proudly presents “Project WILD,” a teacher-training workshop for adults, ages 18 and older, at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

“Project WILD is one of the most widely used environmental training programs among educators who have an interest in teaching about our natural world,” said Freeholder Chairwoman Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. “It’s an opportunity to learn how to share your love of nature.”

Whether you’re a formal teacher, home-school educator or scout leader, Project WILD can assist you in teaching any subject, to any grade level. Topics covered in the provided curriculum include science, social studies, math, literacy and art. Through Project WILD, educators will acquire new skills and practices that translate into more effective teaching. Prepare to get wild in the classroom through a multitude of interdisciplinary, hands-on educational activities, teacher-tested and classroom ready for K-12 students.

The fee for this workshop is $25 per person, which includes a curriculum guide. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Project WILD lessons are correlated to New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. Participants receive six NJDOE professional development credits. Light morning refreshments will be served during registration, but participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Please wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing as there will be some outdoor activity.

For additional information on “Project WILD” or information about upcoming programs and special events at Trailside, 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.