July 1 & 2, 2013 (100% attendance is required for credit.)
9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (July 1); 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.(July 2)
Springbrook Conservation Education Center (2473 160th Road, Guthrie Center)
Educators will be introduced to a variety of nationally-developed resources that support authentic learning as well the Projects WILD
, WILD Aquatic
and Learning Tree
(secondary modules). Training will include using a project-based learning model and field investigations to create relevant learning opportunities for students that support the Iowa Core. Trainers will work with educators to incorporate activities from the Projects
into inquiry-based learning cycles and to develop real field investigations with their students. Educators will be encouraged to develop site based projects to study and/or improve their local natural resources. This can include service learning opportunities like Trees for Kids, IOWATER, NatureMapping, Wildlife Diversity monitoring efforts, development of outdoor learning areas or habitats, and more.
Participants are encouraged to bring information about their school site or a nearby natural area for use with workshop activities. Teaching partners/groups are encouraged to facilitate planning/implementation of projects.
You must register online: Elementary
. Registration deadline is June 24, 2013.
Registration fees include materials and 1 license renewal credit for $110 or 1 graduate credit from Drake University for $210. Meals are included in the registration fee. Lodging for participants is available free of charge at the Springbrook Conservation Education Center on Monday, July 1.