Educator Professional Development



Are you looking for interactive ways to teach your students about wildlife and wild places?

Zoos are naturally educational!  Our workshops will enhance your background knowledge while providing ideas on integrating the Zoo into your classroom.

 

 

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Humane Dissection Alternatives - Webinar

Audience: Formal and Nonformal Educators, Grades 4-12

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Each year, millions of frogs and other animals are dissected in schools. The Detroit Zoo offers a modern and interactive alternative to traditional dissection. Learn about these innovative methods and how you can incorporate them into your curriculum for free!

Webinar Cost: Free

 

 

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Growing Up WILD, Project Learning Tree Early Childhood

Audience: Formal and Nonformal Educators, Pre-K to Grade 3

Date: Friday, January 24, 2014, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Growing Up WILD and Project Learning Tree: Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood are early childhood education programs that build on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Lunch will be provided for all day attendees. SCECHs will be available to all-day participants for an additional fee.

Growing Up WILD and PLT EC: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $45
Growing Up WILD only: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $30 / PLT EC only: 1 to 5 p.m., $25

 

 

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Citizen Science and Climate Change

Audience: Formal and Nonformal Educators

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Citizen science programs are a great way to get students involved in making observations and collecting data for real-life applications. We’ll use these programs to highlight the science of climate change and how our ever-changing climate has and will continue to effect life on earth. Lunch will be provided. SCECHs will be available for an additional fee.
Workshop Cost: $15

 

 

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Wildlife-Friendly Gardens for Schools

Audience: Formal and Nonformal Educators, Grades K-12

Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Outdoor classrooms provide endless learning opportunities across the curriculum. Join us to find out how simple it can be to start a school garden and incorporate natural lessons to meet state curriculum guidelines. Participants will receive basic supplies. Lunch will be provided. SCECHs will be available for an additional fee.
Workshop Cost: $15

 

 

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Project Learning Tree

Audience: Formal and Nonformal Educators, Grades K-8

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Through hands-on, interdisciplinary activities, Project Learning Tree helps young people learn how to think, not what to think, about complex environmental issues. Developed to meet state and national standards, PLT provides the tools educators need to bring the environment into their classrooms and their students into the environment. Each participant will receive the PLT text. Lunch will be provided. SCECHs will be available to participants for an additional fee.
Workshop Cost: $35