October 19, 2018
Upcoming Workshop Opportunities - Arkansas Forestry
Teaching students how to think, not what to think about environmental issues
Project Learning Tree and Project WILD Workshop
Connecting Landowners, Nature Resource Professionals, and Classroom Teachers
October 19, 2018 - 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park - Russellville, AR
Cost: FREE; Lunch will be provided but you must pre-register
Arkansas Project Learning Tree (PLT) and Arkansas Project WILD announces a workshop designed specifically to connect school teachers, natural resource professionals, and Arkansas Tree Farmers.
PLT and WILD builds on children's sense of wonder and provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about nature and lifelong social and academic skills. This workshop is designed for the novice educator in mind. It will provide the skills and tools necessary to teach children about the importance of forestry, wildlife, and natural resource conservation in Arkansas.
• Hands-on activities you can use for classroom visits or field trips plus instruction on how to use the PLT and WILD activity guides to locate activities and resources;
• Sharing ideas, information and resources with other landowners, classroom teachers, and forestry professionals;
• Activity Guides - each participant will receive three FREE activity guides with over a hundred hands-on, minds-on activities that teach critical thinking and problem solving skills;
• Lunch (FREE)
It has been documented that regular and frequent outings into the natural world - whether a school garden, an on-campus habitat, or a nearby forest - provide rich opportunities for learning. A goal of these workshops is to connect classroom teachers with forest landowners who are willing to host class field trips and outdoor education programs on their local properties.
These workshops qualify for 6 hours of ADE Professional Development and 6 hours of Category 2 CFEs by the Society of American Foresters.
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