TEACHER WORKSHOP SERIES Fall 2010 PATUXENT RESEARCH REFUGE NATIONAL WILDLIFE VISITOR CENTER
10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD 20708-4027
301-497-5763 or 301-497-5898 Fax: 301-497-5765 TTY: 301-497-5779 http://patuxent.fws.gov
Maryland public school teachers can receive one credit for attending a specific combination of workshops. These workshops are designed to help teachers meet the Maryland State Outcomes.
ALL WORKSHOPS ARE HELD AT THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE VISITOR CENTER. THE HOURS FOR ALL WORSKHOPS ARE 10:00AM – 4:00PM. There is a $15.00 fee for each workshop. Checks can be made payable to Friends of Patuxent on the workshop day. THE FRIENDS OF PATUXENT PROVIDES FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AT PATUXENT RESEARCH REFUGE.
We reserve the right to cancel any workshops due to lack of participants or inclement weather.
ORIENTATION TO THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE VISITOR CENTER
Teachers will learn the logistics of planning and scheduling a visit and will discover how to use the “Wisdom of Wildness” exhibits to reinforce classroom curricula. This course is also designed to help teachers meet the Maryland Voluntary State Outcomes and the National Science Education Standards. (Teachers who plan to schedule field trips to the National Wildlife Visitor Center are strongly encouraged to attend an orientation workshop)
Workshop Dates: Saturday September 11, 2010
WONDERS OF WETLANDS
Teachers will learn about hands-on-curriculum and outdoor activities that can be used to integrate wetlands into the curricula. All participants will receive a workbook with over 50 hands-on activities for grades K-12 plus valuable information on teaching strategies with wetland themes.
Workshop Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010
PROJECT LEARNING TREE
Teachers will learn how to use interdisciplinary curricula for grades K-8 that use forests as a window on the world to better understand natural and man-made environments.
Workshop Date: Saturday, October 9, 2010
PROJECT WILD/ECOLOGICAL CONCEPTS
Teachers will discover exciting teaching ideas for use in science, math, social studies, physical education, music, and art. All participants will receive interdisciplinary curricula for grades K-12.
Workshop Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010
Please call 301-497-5898 to register. Provide your name, the name of your school, the grade that you teach and a phone number where you can be reached. Space is limited – please register early. Bring a lunch or snack. Please advise us of any special needs in advance so that we can accommodate you. Note: Dress for indoor and outdoor activities. The $15.00 workshop fee for each workshop may be paid in cash or a check written to FRIENDS OF PATUXENT.
DIRECTIONS: The National Wildlife Visitor Center is located off Powder Mill Road, between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, south of Laurel, Maryland. Visit http://patuxent.fws.gov