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Wonders of Watersheds, Project WET, and Project WILD 3-day Workshop – Summit County
June 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm$45
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife coordinates Project WILD, a supplementary educational program designed to increase awareness, appreciation, and understanding of wildlife and natural resources among school-aged children. In this program, students gain insight into the needs and importance of wild animals in both human realms and natural ecosystems. If you attend one of the training workshops below, you will receive Project WILD activity guides! For more information on the program or any of these workshops, please visit: http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/education-and-outdoor-discovery/conservation-education-project-wild
Three Days in the Wet and Wild: Project Wild, Growing up Wild, Project Wet, Project Wild Aquatic (K-12) and Wonders of Wetlands, are tested innovative curriculum, teaching ecology, wildlife and water resource principles that are correlated to the Ohio Academic Standards. Participants of this workshop will engage in co-operative, hands-on activities and simulations. Upon completing the training, participants will receive the comprehensive Project Wild, Growing Up Wild, *Project Wet, Project Aquatic Wild, and Wonders of Wetlands Curriculum and Activity Guides as well as other resource material, and leave prepared and inspired to teach about ecology, wildlife, and water in the classroom or informal educational setting.
The centerpieces of this three-day workshop are the five Curriculum and Activities Guides. Written for learners of all ages, the activities are easy to use and fun! The lessons incorporate a variety of formats, such as large and small group learning, whole-body activities, laboratory investigations, discussion of local and global topics, and community service projects.
An example of the topics in Project Wet include: focusing on wetlands, watersheds, conservation, ground water, water quality, waterborne disease, life systems, atmospheric water distribution, movement of water over the Earth, surface characteristics of water and other specific topics.
Support for this workshop comes from ODNR, Summit SWCD, Cuyahoga SWCD, the City of Cuyahoga Falls, the University of Akron Martin Center for Field Studies and Environmental Education Field Station, the Isaac Walton League, and SECO.