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TEACHER WORKSHOPS: NEED CEU'S?

 

IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS 

Museum staff members provide training in internationally recognized environmental education programs for teachers. These programs can be conducted for teachers of all subjects and grade levels either in your school or at the Museum. These workshops are excellent for informal educators such as scout leaders, camp leaders, and youth leaders of any kind!

The museum offers environmental education programs, "Project WILD", "Project WET", "Growing UP WILD", and several other workshops with CEU credits available. Workshops are available statewide.   

Registration for Spring Break 2021 Teacher Workshops is coming soon. Please check back here. Workshops are in-person, socially distanced, with a maximum of nine participants. Masks are required.

 

March 9-11, 2021

WORKSHOP TITLE: WOW! Wonders of Wetlands: Exploring Oxbows

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION: WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands is an instructional guide for educators that provides a resourceful and creative collection of wetland activities, information, and ideas. The workshop will introduce you to the three parameters of wetlands (vegetation, soils, hydrology), wetland functions and values as well as management options all through fun and engaging activities. WOW! incorporates wetlands into reading, math, social studies, art or physical education lessons. We will be incorporating WOW! lessons while exploring oxbows at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park by canoe.

OF NOTE:  Masks are required. Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we will be on the museum’s trails and in canoes for a few activities. While we do not anticipate anyone getting wet, you may wish to bring an extra change of clothes and shoes just in case. Muck boots may also be useful but are not required.

Registration limit: 9

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Project WET 2.0: Fish Tales

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION:  Project WET 2.0 gives educators of students from kindergarten to twelfth grade the tools they need to integrate water education into every school subject. Fish Tales will specifically focus on watersheds and aquatic habitats, including river systems where legendary fish live and spawn. We will use activities from Project WET to explore our traveling exhibit, Monster Fish.

 OF NOTE: Masks are required. Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we will be outside for some activities.

Registration limit: 9

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Growing Up WILD: Born to be Wild

Thursday, March 11, 2021
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .5 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION: Born to Be Wild will specifically focus on ways to connect children with the wild and wonderful outdoors. This workshop is designed to stimulate young children in new and exciting ways all while instilling a sense of wonder and love of exploration. Growing Up WILD is a national early childhood initiative that builds literacy skills and environmental appreciation among early learners through participation in engaging wildlife-based educational activities. This workshop is suggested for teachers that work with ages 3-7.

OF NOTE: Masks are required. Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we may be on the museum’s trails for a few activities.

Registration limit: 9

 

 

March 15-19, 2021

WORKSHOP TITLE: Project WET 2.0: Fish Tales

Monday, March 15, 2021
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION:  Project WET 2.0 gives educators of students from kindergarten to twelfth grade the tools they need to integrate water education into every school subject. Fish Tales will specifically focus on watersheds and aquatic habitats, including river systems where legendary fish live and spawn. We will use activities from Project WET to explore our traveling exhibit, Monster Fish.

 OF NOTE: Masks are required. Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we will be outside for some activities.

Registration limit: 9

 

WORKSHOP TITLE:  Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION:  Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife provides educators with activities and action projects for involving high school students in stewardship efforts targeting local wildlife found in a community. The program involves students in decisions affecting people, wildlife, and their shared habitat in the community.

OF NOTE:  Masks are required. Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we may be on the museum’s trails for a few activities.

Registration limit: 9

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Growing Up WILD: Born to be Wild

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .5 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION: Born to Be Wild will specifically focus on ways to connect children with the wild and wonderful outdoors. This workshop is designed to stimulate young children in new and exciting ways all while instilling a sense of wonder and love of exploration. Growing Up WILD is a national early childhood initiative that builds literacy skills and environmental appreciation among early learners through participation in engaging wildlife-based educational activities. This workshop is suggested for teachers that work with ages 3-7.

OF NOTE: Masks are required. Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we may be on the museum’s trails for a few activities.

Registration limit: 9

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: WOW! Wonders of Wetlands: Exploring Oxbows

Thursday, March 18, 2021
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION: WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands is an instructional guide for educators that provides a resourceful and creative collection of wetland activities, information, and ideas. The workshop will introduce you to the three parameters of wetlands (vegetation, soils, hydrology), wetland functions and values as well as management options all through fun and engaging activities. WOW! incorporates wetlands into reading, math, social studies, art or physical education lessons. We will be incorporating WOW! lessons while exploring oxbows at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park by canoe.

OF NOTE:  Masks are required. Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we will be on the museum’s trails and in canoes for a few activities. While we do not anticipate anyone getting wet, you may wish to bring an extra change of clothes and shoes just in case. Muck boots may also be useful but are not required.

Registration limit: 9

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Flying WILD: Winging It

Friday, March 19, 2021

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College 

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION: Flying WILD introduces students to birding through standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects. Flying WILD encourages schools to work closely with conservation organizations and community groups to conserve wildlife, while learning skills in observation and classification.

OF NOTE:  Masks are required. Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes, a mask, and clothing suitable for the weather as we may be on the museum’s trails for a few activities.

Registration limit: 9

 

March 30-31, 2021

WORKSHOP TITLE: Project WET 2.0: Fish Tales

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION:  Project WET 2.0 gives educators of students from kindergarten to twelfth grade the tools they need to integrate water education into every school subject. Fish Tales will specifically focus on watersheds and aquatic habitats, including river systems where legendary fish live and spawn. We will use activities from Project WET to explore our traveling exhibit, Monster Fish.

 OF NOTE: Masks are required. Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather as we will be outside for some activities.

Registration limit: 9

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Flying WILD: Winging It

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College 

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee; CEUs are free, sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation

DESCRIPTION: Masks are required. Flying WILD introduces students to birding through standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects. Flying WILD encourages schools to work closely with conservation organizations and community groups to conserve wildlife, while learning skills in observation and classification.

OF NOTE:  Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes, a mask, and clothing suitable for the weather as we may be on the museum’s trails for a few activities.

Registration limit: 9

 

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TEACHER'S GUIDE & SCHOOL PLANNER CALENDAR

TEACHER'S GUIDE & INSERT
(click both links above to download the Teacher's Guide & the Insert with 2017 Standards )

Everything you need to know about field trips and museum resources in one convenient download.

School Planner Calendar 2019-2020 (click to download)

 

 

MORE ABOUT TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT THE MUSEUM

 

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Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife that is designed for educators of kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Project WILD capitalizes on the natural interest that children and adults have in wildlife by providing hands-on activities that enhance all subject and skill areas and by addressing the need for human beings to develop as responsible citizens of our planet. 

The program provides effective methods to teach problem-solving and decision making while teaching students how to think, not what to think. Materials include two activity guides for K-12 grade educators: the Project WILD K-12 Activity Guide focuses on wildlife and habitat, and the Project Wild Aquatic Guide emphasizes aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecosystems. 

Project WILD educational materials are provided to educators through practical,  interactive 6-hour workshops. Contact Project Wild Coordinator...

 

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Project WILD Aquatic is a conservation education program focused on aquatic wildlife and ecosystems for K-12 educators and their students. Project WILD Aquatic capitalizes on the natural interest that children and adults have in aquatic wildlife by providing hands-on activities that enhance student learning in all subject and skill areas. Contact Project Wild Aquatic Coordinator...

 


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Project WET  is a program similar to Project WILD but with its own curriculum and activity guide for kindergarten through twelfth grades. It is a collection of innovative, water-related activities that are hands-on, easy-to-use and fun! 

Activities incorporate a variety of formats, such as large and small group learning, whole body movement, laboratory investigations, discussion of local and global topics, and involvement in community service projects. People's relationships to water are a major theme of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide. Providing a thorough water education program, the guide also addresses water's chemical and physical properties, quantity and quality issues, aquatic wildlife, ecosystems, and management strategies. 

Project WET activities promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills and help provide young people with the knowledge and experience they will need to make prudent decisions regarding water resource use. 

Project WET educational materials are provided to educators through 6-hour workshops. 
Contact Project WET Coordinator.


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Flying WILD introduces students to bird conservation through standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects. Flying WILD encourages schools to work closely with conservation organizations, community groups, and businesses involved with birds to implement school bird festivals and bird conservation projects. This workshop is for teachers that work with grades K-12. Contact Flying WILD Coordinator....

 

 

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Growing Up WILD features new activities designed to stimulate young children in new and exciting ways while connecting them to nature and many of its wonders. Growing Up WILD is a national early childhood initiative that builds literacy skills and environmental appreciation among early learners through participation in engaging wildlife-based educational activities. This workshop is suggested for teachers that work with ages 3-7. Click Here for details. Contact Growing Up WILD Coordinator... 

 

Downloads
Megalodon Activity Guide
Frogs Activity Sheet
Growing Up Wild Curriculum
Project WILD 2010 State Curriculum Correlations
MMNS Teacher Guide
School Planner Calendar 2019-2020


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