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Mar

01

2016

Take Part in Texas Wildlife Association’s Educator Workshops

TWA’s Learning Across New Dimensions in Science (L.A.N.D.S.) Youth Education Program is designed to help educators (formal and informal) reach classroom goals while teaching students about the environment, natural resources, conservation, wildlife, wildlife related issues, and the importance of private land stewardship.  Studies show students retain more information through hands-on experiences and TWA’s in-class and field activities "get students involved."

Regional Outreach Teacher Workshops - Six-hour hands-on trainings that empower teachers to incorporate natural resources into classrooms and programming.  Lessons, designed for a class period of time, focus on teaching land stewardship, native wildlife, and water conservation and are Science TEKS-aligned.  This workshop is ideal for educators grades K-8 (ages 5-14) and is completely free!  All educators who attend and complete the workshop will receive a certificate of six (6) SBEC hours.  This workshop is TAGT approved to offer six (6) hours of GT credit hours.

The 2016 schedule of workshops (36 in total) is now available on TWA’s website, http://www.texas-wildlife.org, and registration is required.  Workshops are hosted in the DFW Area, Harris County Area, and in the Rio Grande Valley and any Texas educator is invited to attend.

 

Statewide Intensive Teacher Training - Our professional partners will lead sessions during the 2 ½ day training on Texas ecosystems, natural resources, native wildlife, water conservation, and the importance of private land stewardship.  We will introduce you to several in-class and outdoor hands-on activities, as well as a few laboratory studies.  This training is ideal for educators grades 6-12.  Twelve (12) hours of SBEC credit will be available at the end of the class.  Teachers will receive their Project WILD certification and lesson book, and Gifted and Talented (GT) hours as well.

The 2016 summer training takes place August 2-4 at Falcon Point Lodge, Seadrift, TX and the cost to attend is $175 (includes lodging, food, drinks, and all class materials) – register today!

TWA is an accredited site provider for the Texas State Board for Educator Certification. 

For more information, contact the Texas Wildlife Association office at 210-826-2904 or 800-TEX-WILD, or visit http://www.texas-wildlife.org.



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