FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2009

 

 

Educators Go WILD at Trailside Teacher-Training Workshop, Dec. 3

Educators Go WILD at Trailside Teacher-Training Workshop
Hazel England (left), Director of Education and Outreach for the Great Swamp Watershed Association, listens as Gene Harrison (right) describes his dream house to participants in a Project WILD workshop offered at Trailside Nature & Science Center. Participants in this teacher-training workshop discover entertaining, hands-on activities to engage children in grades K-12 in environmental education. Project WILD will be offered for adults, ages 18 and older, on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Each workshop offers participants six NJDOE credits, a curriculum guide with activities correlated to NJ Core Curriculum Standards and an opportunity to have fun while learning in the outdoors. For additional information on this workshop or for upcoming programs and special events at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit the web at www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJThe 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. 3, 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 Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “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 $10 per person, which includes a curriculum guide and morning refreshments. Space is limited and pre-registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits.

Project WILD lessons are correlated to New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.  Participants receive six NJDOE professional development credits. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch and wear comfortable shoes and clothing as there will be some outdoor activity.

For additional information on “Project WILD” or for 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.