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Teacher-Training Workshop at Trailside Explores the Wonders of Wetlands, Dec. 5

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites formal and non-formal educators of children in grades K-12 to take part in Project WOW, the Wonders of Wetlands, on Thursday, December 5,  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 a diverse array of animals and plants,” said Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter. “The 2,060-acre Watchung Reservation, with its many streams, lakes and ponds, is an ideal place to study the wonders of wetlands.”

Project WOW is an instructional program 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.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. The fee is $25 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


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