Fish and Game staff will host a Project WILD workshop for teachers and youth leaders on April 26 and 27 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds Wildlife Building. The workshop will run Friday evening (4-9 p.m.) and Saturday (8 a.m.-4:30p.m.).
Space in the Project WILD workshop is limited to 30 participants. Pre-registration and a $40 course materials fee are required to hold a spot. Register online at the Project WILD website: https://idfg.idaho.gov/education/project-wild. Follow the link on the right-hand side of the page for “Introductory and Early Learners” classes. For questions or help registering contact Lori Adams, Project WILD Coordinator, at (208) 863-3236.
Project WILD workshops teach educators fun and exciting ways to share wildlife concepts in the classroom. The activities develop awareness, knowledge and skills concerning the relationships between humans, wildlife and the natural world. Wildlife concepts are related to social studies, mathematics, language arts and other subjects and do not take time away from established curricula.
Each workshop involves participants in the activities and demonstrates techniques for integrating the supplementary materials onto classrooms and informal learning settings. The introductory workshop held in Coeur d’Alene will serve as a prerequisite for any of the specialized WILD classes.
Participants receive an activity guide and an aquatic guide for the $40 materials fee. Optional college credit is available from Boise State University or Northwest Nazarene University.
Project WILD is used in 50 states and seven countries. The goal of the program is to assist learners in developing a commitment to responsible and constructive actions concerning wildlife and the environment upon which all life depends.