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Learn about wildlife and nature with hands-on experiences you can share with your students. Easily add any Project WILD or Aquatic WILD activity to your curriculum. Each lesson is tested in real classrooms to ensure effectiveness and excellent student participation.
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Upcoming Workshops Exploring Iowa’s Natural Resources On-line Course (K-12
January 15 – May 1, 2017 The goal of this course is to help you utilize a STEM-based approach that incorporates local natural resources as unifying themes to implement Iowa Core concepts in your curriculum. You will work in small groups and individually to create a network of contacts and resources to teach natural resource concepts. Group and individual assignments will build on each other throughout the course.Participants will build a project-based learning unit for their personal teaching situation, so you can immediately incorporate the course resources and tactics into your teaching, regardless of grade level or educational setting.
Registration deadline is January 9, 2017 - you must register electronically (Activity #: 22007499991702). Registration fee: $305 (3 license renewal credits); $425 (3 Drake graduate credits). This course is being offered by AEA PD Online, a joint initiative by all of Iowa's Area Education Agencies. This course therefore uses AEA PD Online's alternative fee schedule for license renewal and graduate credit. Transcripts and credit will be issued by AEA PD Online instead of Heartland AEA.
Exploring Iowa's Natural Resources blog Learn fun ways to incorporate natural resources into your classroom.
Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children Growing Up WILD builds on children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlifeand the world around them. Provide an early foundation for your students withthis collection of activities written by educators and wildlife professionalsand reviewed by early childhood education experts. Activities have been correlated to national standards for early childhood education – NAEYC Criteria for Curriculum, Head Start Child Outcomes Framework and the NAAEE Early Childhood Environmental Education Guidelines for Excellence. Additional correlations have been drafted to Iowa Early Childhood program and curriculum standards – Quality Preschool Program Standards, Iowa Early Learning Standards, and the Iowa Core Curriculum.
Growing Up WILD received the 2009 Family Choice Award and the 2011 Renewable Natural Resource Foundation Excellence in Journalism Award.
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Upcoming Workshops Reconnecting Children with Nature: Growing Up WILD Early Childhood TrainingThis workshop leads you out the door and provides hands on
activities and resource materials to help you lead your own nature
explorations. Learn easy ways to help your children appreciate nature. Specially
written for children 3-7,
activities include sections to address many learning areas: math,
science, language, literacy, health living, play, and creativity.
Addresses CDA Content Area 2—Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development.
Check back soon for upcoming workshop dates and locations.