Idaho Department of Fish and Game is offering two 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 a wildlife-focused conservation education program for K-12 educators and their students - but you don't have to be a teacher to participate. The workshops are available for teachers, scout leaders, parents or anyone interested in sharing nature with children. Continuing education and/or STARS credits are available.
At these lively and engaging workshops, participants are introduced to Project WILD materials, activities, and strategies. Through hands-on activities, participants gain the experience and confidence needed to work with their youth and to integrate Project WILD into their teaching.
Workshops offered in June and July include:
WILD about Early Learners: Boise, June 21 and 22, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days, Fish and Game Headquarters, 600 S. Walnut. This workshop offers teachers an opportunity to use WILD in new ways. The Idaho WILD About Early Learners guide has modified Project WILD activities to fit the needs of a younger audience and is very appropriate in many settings. In the guide you'll find hands-on activities, music and movement, resource lists, home connections and much more. Workshop participants receive the Idaho WILD About Early Learners guide and the Project WILD and WILD Aquatics guides.
WILD about Salmon: Boise, July 7 and 8, MK Nature Center behind Fish and Game Headquarters, 600 S. Walnut. This workshop offers teachers the opportunity to learn more about one of Idaho's most precious resources: salmon. The first day of the workshop is from noon to 7 p.m. at the MK Center. The second day of the workshop is a field trip from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the South Fork of the Salmon River where teachers will get to learn about and handle a live salmon returning from the ocean.
For more detailed information on Project WILD, including upcoming workshops and where to register, contact Lori Adams, Idaho Project WILD Coordinator at 208-287-2889 or visit Fish and Game’s website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/education/?getPage=215.