SERT Offering Professional Development Opportunities
SERT is offering several professional development opportunities for teachers this month, and in May and June. Details as follows:
Project WILD is a wildlife-focused conservation education program for K-12 educators and their students. It is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about the natural world. Emphasizing wildlife because of its intrinsic value, Project WILD addresses the need for human beings to develop as responsible citizens of our planet. From the tiny minnow to the majestic grizzly, wildlife and humans are integrally connected. Project WILD links students and wildlife by providing wildlife-based conservation and environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. Through the use of balanced curriculum materials and professional training workshops, Project WILD accomplishes its goal of developing awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment. Attendees receive the Project Wild Curriculum and Activity Guide, an online portal code, and certificate of completion. This program is happening Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per teacher.
During the Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) workshop, educators will learn how to incorporate local issues into the lessons. After the training, educators will be given a free Project WET curriculum and activity guide packed with 91 hands-on activities that cross many disciplines in the study of water and water resources—chemistry and physics, life science, earth systems, natural resource management, history and culture. All attendees will receive the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0, an online portal code, and certificate of completion. This program is happening Saturday, May 26, from 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per teacher.
Project Learning Tree is an environmental education program that provides educators working with students in pre-K through Grade 12 with multi-disciplinary instructional materials, professional development, and other resources to help youth gain awareness and knowledge of the natural and built environment, their place within it, as well as their responsibility for it. Integrate environmental and sustainability education into teaching and become comfortable teaching outdoors—in urban, suburban and rural environments. Attendees receive the Project Learning Tree Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0, an online portal code, and certificate of completion. This program is happening Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. The cost is $45 per teacher.
Workshops are held at the Audubon Naturalist Society’s headquarters—Woodend Nature Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road in Chevy Chase.
To register, call 301-652-9188, Ext. 11, or email Serenella Linares, school programs manager at the Audubon Naturalist Society.