Idaho Fish and Game is offering two workshops in Coeur d’Alene geared toward teaching K-12 educators how to teach kids about wildlife. Project WILD is an award-winning education program designed to help teachers and youth leaders incorporate wildlife concepts in to their classrooms.
During the workshops, participants learn hands-on activities about wildlife with links to social studies, mathematics, language arts and other subjects. Lessons have been correlated to Idaho State Education Standards and do not take time away from established curricula.
Teachers, scout leaders, camp counselors and parents are all encouraged to attend a Project WILD workshop. “Anyone interested in sharing nature with children will benefit” according to coordinator Lori Adams.
In 2020, the Panhandle Region will feature two workshops:
Introductory Project WILD, Feb. 21 and 22
Through hands-on activities, educators learn fun and exciting ways to teach wildlife concepts in the classroom. 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. Wildlife Building, Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N Government Way, Coeur d’Alene.
WILD about Fishing, June 23 and 24
Fishing is one of the best ways to get kids interacting with wild animals. This workshop will not only provide basics on where and how to take kids fishing, it will include activities to spark curiosity in ecological concepts centered around the local fishing hole. Introductory Project WILD is a prerequisite for this class. Fish and Game Panhandle Office, 2885 W Kathleen Ave, Coeur d’Alene.
Cost is $40 for either workshop, which includes activity guides and workshop materials. For more information on Project WILD in Idaho, including upcoming workshops and registration, visit Fish and Game’s website at idfg.idaho.gov/education/project-wild, or contact Lori Adams at (208) 863-3236.