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Water and Wildlife Training for Educators – Lake Erie Islands

July 23 - July 29

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife coordinates Project WILD, a supplementary educational program designed to increase awareness, appreciation, and understanding of wildlife and natural resources among school-aged children.  In this program, students gain insight into the needs and importance of wild animals in both human realms and natural ecosystems.  If you attend one of the training workshops below, you will receive Project WILD activity guides!  For more information on the program or any of these workshops, please visit:  http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/education-and-outdoor-discovery/conservation-education-project-wild

ENR 5690: WATER AND WILDLIFE TRAINING FOR EDUCATORS: One wild week, four certifications! Become certified to teach Project WILD and Aquatic WILD, Project WET, Science and Civics, and Healthy Water/Healthy People.

Earn professional development credit while learning and living on a Lake Erie island. Participants in this field-based, one-week course will receive certifications in all of these educational programs. To apply, submit the Stone Lab course application found at www.stonelab.osu.edu/applynow.

Formal and informal educators taking this course can apply for multiple scholarships. Contact [email protected] or visit www.stonelab.osu.edu for more information.

A field-based opportunity to receive certification in Project Wild, Project Wild Aquatic, Science and Civics, Project Wet, and Healthy Water, Healthy People educational curricula

Participants will:

  • use the resources of Stone Laboratory, Lake Erie and the Island region to gain hands-on experience with the lessons
  • practice and model the use of inquiry-based pedagogical strategies
  • identify lesson alignments to state standards and Great Lakes Literacy Principles
  • explore and critically evaluate online Great Lakes resources that can supplement water and wildlife curricula
  • construct assessment questions at various levels of cognitive demand to accompany lessons
  • develop a plan for integrating multiple lessons into their specific educational settings
  • experience stewardship activities for enhancing community understanding and the Great Lakes environment

F.T. Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s island campus, is the Lake Erie research and teaching laboratory for the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. Course credits are based on the Ohio State University semester credit system and are transferable to most colleges and universities.