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Professional Development Workshops

Professional Development

Upcoming workshops


  • Dec. 6, 2013 - Project Learning Tree
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Centertorium at the Jones-Jaggers Hall



About the workshops

The Center for Environmental Education and Sustainability hosts professional development opportunities for educators at various times throughout the year. The Center’s Director and Program Coordinator are both certified to facilitate educator workshops for the following environmental education programs: Projects WET, Wild, Wild Aquatic, Flying Wild, Learning Tree, and Food, Land and People. Each of the projects listed below have an educator’s guide for teachers to use in their classrooms; however, teachers must attend a six-hour educator workshop in order to receive the guide. If you would like to submit a request for a particular workshop, please contact the Center at cees@wku.edu. We may be able to facilitate the workshop ourselves or refer you to another agency that can accommodate you.

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PROJECT WET (Water Education for Teachers) distributes classroom-ready teaching aids for educators and young people ages 5–18. The program facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources. For more information, click here, or on their logo.

  

project wild book coverPROJECT WILD/PROJECT WILD AQUATIC are K–12 curriculum and activity guides to help learners develop awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment, resulting in the ability to make informed decisions concerning wildlife and the environment upon which all life depends. Project WILD focuses on habitats of undomesticated animals. Project WILD Aquatic explores wild animals that depend on aquatic environments for survival. Both guides are available through training workshops. To learn more about the guide, click here, or on their logo.

 

project learning tree book coverPROJECT LEARNING TREE (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from Grades preK–12. The program uses trees and the forest as a “window” to the natural world ecology, and habitat. In other words, it helps students learn about the environment and their place in it. The lessons focus on the scientific process, critical and creative thinking, as well as direct and hands-on experience; they are interdisciplinary and student centered. PLT is available through a training workshop. To learn more about the program, click here, or on their logo.

food land and people book cover

 

PROJECT FOOD, LAND AND PEOPLE (FLP) helps people better understand the interrelationships among agriculture, the environment, and people of the world. Available through a training workshop, FLP includes lessons for Grades preK–12. The lesson format includes subject areas addressed, skills used, objectives, and step-by-step procedures. To learn more about the program, click here, or on their logo.

 

flying wild logoFlying WILD, a program of the Council for Environmental Education, 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. To learn more about the program, click here, or on their logo.

 

 

 

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