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TEACHER WORKSHOPS: NEED CEU'S?

 

IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS (We are planning to move forward with in-person workshops this summer):

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.  

Register for Summer 2020 Workshops here

July 13-17, 2020 

 

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Archery and Canoeing: Outdoor Education Opportunities for Classrooms

Monday, July 13, 2020
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee

DESCRIPTION:  This training session helps enhance the science classroom by providing educators hands-on outdoor recreation activities that can be shared with students. Teachers will learn archery and canoeing basics and their importance in natural resource conservation. Teachers will explore the importance of outdoor education in life skills, study maps to learn about Oxbow Lakes, and learn about the species which survive in this type of habitat. OF NOTE: Please bring your lunch and a reusable water bottle. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather. Water shoes are appropriate for canoeing, a change of clothing is recommended. Lifejackets will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Participation in both activities is required for successful completion of this workshop.

Registration limit: 10

 

WORKSHOP TITLE:  Bridging the Gap: Integrating Science using Literature and Trade Books

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee

DESCRIPTION:  This workshop will help teachers integrate science standards within reading requirements already established by schools and districts.

The workshop will provide strategies that will assist K-12 educators in increasing the students knowledge and understanding of science concepts through the use of literature and trade books. Participants will read selected materials and take part in hands on activities which can easily be incorporated into the classroom curriculum.    

OF NOTE:  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: 10

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Getting Little Feet Wet

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CEU VALUE: .5 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee

DESCRIPTION: Getting Little Feet Wet is a new curriculum designed specifically for young children that allow them to explore the science of water in our bodies and in our environment. This workshop is for teachers that work with PreK-2nd grade.

OF NOTE: 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: 10

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: WILD About Snakes  THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL
Thursday, July 16, 2020
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee

DESCRIPTION: Come celebrate World Snake Day with us and meet many different species. The workshop is on the importance of snakes & how in nature everything coexist. We will learn ways of preventing snakes from entering your home & how snakes are beneficial medically.

OF NOTE:  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: 10

 

WORKSHOP TITLE: Project WET 2.0: Getting Fishy With It
Friday, July 17, 2020

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 CEU VALUE: .6 CEUs from Mississippi College 

COST: $25.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee

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. Getting Fishy With It will specifically focus on watersheds and aquatic habitats, including river systems where fish live and spawn. We will use activities from Project WET to explore our traveling exhibit, Monster Fish.

OF NOTE:  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: 10

 

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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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