Idaho Department of Fish and Game will offer three Project WILD workshops in Boise for adults who want to share the wonders of Idaho's natural resources with the next generation.
Project WILD is an award-winning, wildlife-focused conservation education program designed to help educators incorporate wildlife and conservation into their classrooms. But you don't have to be a teacher to participate.
“These workshops are designed for anyone interested in sharing nature with children,” said Lori Adams, Project WILD coordinator. “Scout leaders, parents or anyone interested in sharing nature with children will benefit.”
Upcoming workshops include:
WILD about Early Learners: Boise, January 27 and 28, Fish and Game Headquarters, 600 S. Walnut. The workshop is designed primarily for teachers of preschool to second-grade learners. Participants will receive an Idaho WILD about Early Learners Guide which is full of fun, educational activities and many ideas that would be of daily use to early elementary teachers, daycare operators, home-school parents, or any parent who wants to give their child a head start on learning.
Introductory Project WILD: February 10 and 11, Fish and Game Headquarters, 600 S. Walnut. Through a series of activities, educators learn fun and exciting ways to teach wildlife conservation in the classroom. Workshop participants receive two activity guides which contain more than 150 activities related to wildlife and wildlife conservation. This workshop serves as a prerequisite for other specialized WILD classes.
WILD about Raptors: Boise, March 10 and 11. Teachers will gain a broad knowledge of Idaho's birds of prey and ideas to integrate raptors into their curriculum. Live birds and field experts join in this workshop. The first evening is spent at the Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey. The second day field trip takes place at Bureau of Land Management's Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.
At these lively and engaging workshops, participants are introduced to Project WILD materials, activities, and strategies. Through hands-on activities, educators gain the experience and confidence needed to work with their students and to integrate Project WILD into their teachings. Continuing education and/or STARS credits are available.
For more information on Project WILD in Idaho, including upcoming workshops and registration, visit Fish and Game’s website at https://idfg.idaho.gov/education/project-wild, or contact Lori Adams at 208-287-2889.