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Teachers Discover the Wonders of Wetlands, May 14

Teachers Discover the Wonders of Wetlands, May 14
Mountainside, NJ
– Participants in Project WOW (the Wonders of Wetlands), a teacher-training workshop focusing on the importance of wetlands, will enjoy using Trailside’s state-of-the-art exhibits to learn all about the importance of wetland areas for plants and animals. Adults, ages 18 and older, are invited to take part in Project WOW, at Trailside Nature and Science Center on May 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants in this workshop are eligible for six NJDOE credits and will 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, ages 18 and older, to take part in Project WOW, the Wonders of Wetlands, on Wednesday, May 14 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 Chairman Angel G. Estrada. “The 2,060-acre Watchung Reservation, with its many streams, lakes and ponds, offers the perfect opportunity for teachers to learn about the wonders of wetlands.”

Project WOW provides more than 50 hands-on, multi-disciplinary activities in lesson plan format for educators working with children in grades K-12. Extensive information on wetlands, ideas for student action projects and a wetlands resource guide are all provided in this interactive 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 and appropriate clothing for possible outdoor activities.

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 our website at www.ucnj.org/trailside.