Do you want to help others connect to the natural world? How about teaching someone new activities that would help them to make that connection?
A conservation education workshop sponsored by the Day County Conservation District, Day County Pheasants Forever Chapter and the SD Discovery Center will be held Feb. 25-26 at the Day County Courthouse Community Room in Webster.
The program will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26. Dinner and lunch will be provided.
The curriculum will include Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) and LEP (Leopold Education Project). The workshop is geared for classrooms teachers, 4H and scout leaders or volunteers, natural resource outreach staff, and parents.
Participants will learn cross curricular hands-on and inquiry based activities to teach about water, watersheds and the environment. As Aldo Leopold said, The objective is to teach the student to see the land, to understand what he sees, and to enjoy what he understands. I say land rather than wildlife, because wildlife cannot be understood without understanding the landscape as a whole.
The curricula are standards compliant and utilize 21st Century skills. Continuing education units will be available for teachers. Graduate workshop credit will also be available through an extended online class for $40.
For additional information contact Cindy at 345-4661 or Anne at the S.D. Discovery Center at 605-224-8295 To register, go to http://www.sd-discovery.com/teachersworkshops.shtm