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What do a WILD Workshop and Activity Guide Include?You can choose to attend an EDUCATOR workshop that will give you tools to apply within your own classroom or program, or you can go on to attend a FACILITATOR workshop that will enable you to host and facilitate your own workshop for new educators!
Watch portions of a workshop, including educators practicing their teaching skills, on YouTube as past participants demonstrate their interpretation of Growing Up WILD activities!
Growing Up WILD (for 3-7 year olds) Activity Guide Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about nature and lifelong social and academic skills. Visit the national Growing Up WILD page for more info, sample activities and a great intro video!
Project WILD K-12 Activity Guide This guide focuses on wildlife and habitat. Because these activities are designed for integration into existing courses of study, instructors may use one or many Project WILD activities or the entire set of activities may serve quite effectively as the basis for a course of study.
Each Project WILD activity contains all of the information needed to conduct that activity including objectives, method, background information, a list of materials needed, procedures, evaluation suggestions, recommended grade levels, subject areas, duration, group size, setting, and key terms. A glossary is provided, as well as a cross-reference by topics and skills.
This is the primary activity guide and contains 124 different activities and is usually the basic guide provided during a workshop. Check out this free Project WILD K-12 activity sample!
Project WILD Aquatic K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide
Like the K-12 Guide, this guide contains the same direction and information for each activity. Check out this free Project Aquatic WILD K-12 activity sample!
Science and Civics
The program consists of four major components: 1) Awareness: alerts students to the impact of human and individual activities on habitat quality and quantity; 2) Participatory Democracy: develops principals related to government structures and is appropriate for government and civics units of social studies courses; 3) Habitat Exploration: studies biotic and abiotic parameters of a site and is appropriate for ecology and environmental science units of science courses; and 4) Taking Action: guides both science and social studies students in designing, implementing, and communicating projects to enhance a particular site. Check out this free Project WILD Science and Civics activity sample!
This is an exciting program coordinated through the Council for Environmental Education, not through the state coordinator, that introduces middle school students to bird conservation through classroom activities and school bird festivals. Flying WILD also supports educators by providing standards-based opportunities to engage students in real-world learning, helping them understand the importance of migratory birds and their conservation. Contact the National Flying WILD Coordinator at www.flyingwild.org/.
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