Lindsay Webb: (603) 271-6649
Lisa Collins: (603) 271-3212
January 2, 2020
Concord, NH – Educators interested in incorporating wildlife and habitat lessons into their curriculum are invited to join the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department for three professional development workshops this winter. Each class will be hands on and activity based to facilitate a thorough understanding of the curriculum as well as the supporting activity guides designed to help connect children and teens with nature and the outdoors. Preregistration for these learning opportunities is required, and all costs include books and materials. Participants may register for one, two, or all three workshops. Snacks will be provided during half-day programs; full-day programs include lunch.
Growing Up WILD Workshop is a supplementary educational program designed for young learners, ages 3-7, that builds on children’s curiosity about nature and invites them to explore wildlife, forests, and the world around them through a wide range of activities and experiences. The workshop will be held on Monday, January 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, NH. The cost is $25.00 and participants will receive the Growing Up Wild course book.
Below Zero Workshop is ideal for educators who want to incorporate winter ecology into their lesson plans and help promote an understanding of wildlife under winter conditions. Developed by the Canadian Wildlife Federation, the Below Zero Workshop features 46 complete lesson plans that can each be adapted for any grade (K-12) or subject. The workshop will be held on Saturday, February 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s North Country Resource Center, 629B Main Street in Lancaster, NH. The cost is $40.00 and participants will receive the Below Zero Activity Guide.
Project WILD and Aquatic WILD Workshop is for educators of students grades K-12 who want to incorporate wildlife and habitat lessons into their classrooms, helping students determine “how” to think about wildlife, not “what” to think about wildlife. The full-day program will explore terrestrial and aquatic environments, their inhabitants, and their relationships with students of all ages. The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, NH. The cost is $50.00 and participants will receive both the Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide and the Aquatic WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide course books.
To learn more about these programs and to register for one or more of the workshops, visit https://wildlife.state.nh.us/education/wildlife.html.
Project WILD is an international conservation and environmental education program developed by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies that focuses on wildlife and habitat. To learn more visit www.fishwildlife.org/projectwild.
Below Zero is a part of the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s WILD Education Program focusing on the environment in winter and frozen conditions. Learn more at http://cwf-fcf.org/en/explore/wild-education/below-zero.html.