Educator Workshops

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The Alabama Wildlife Federation provides workshops for educators, administrators and school volunteers to help them integrate conservation education into their daily lesson plans and to help them support their outdoor classroom activities.
Upcoming Workshops...

Exploring Nature One-Day Workshops
Five Workshops throughout June

Teacher Workshop Pic 1Download a Workshop Flier

If you are an Alabama educator who likes to include nature studies as a part of your classroom curriculum, then you will want to join us for a one-day workshop this summer that will be full of hands-on, minds-on, nature-based activities.  In addition to participating in a variety of activities, we will look at how the activities are correlated to the NEW Alabama Course of Study for Science. We will also share several learning station ideas that you will want to develop as a part of your school’s outdoor
classroom so that you can use them as he focal point for some Project Based Learning as well as how to involve your students in some citizen science projects throughout the year.

Dates & Locations: 
   June 8:  Lawrence Co. Extension Office in Moulton   
   June 9:  Etowah Co. Extension Office in Gadsden
   June 16:  Coffee County Extension Office in New Brockton  
   June 21:  Conecuh Co. Extension Office in Evergreen

   June 23:  Alabama Wildlife Federation Headquarters in Millbrook
Time: Begin at 9 AM and finish by 3 PM each day
Cost: $20.00 which includes lunch at the workshop

 
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Growing Learners through Gardening and Literature in the Outdoor Classroom
July 12th and July 13th --  Workshop Full & Now Closed


FUN & EDUCATIONAL 2-day workshop that will focus on ways to “grow learners” byinvolving them in a variety of gardening experiences that are easy to replicate within your schools outdoor classroom. 

Location:  AWF Headquarters at Lanark in Millbrook, Alabama
Time: Begin at 9 am on 7/12 and conclude at Noon on 7/13
Cost: $40.00 which includes meals & hotel during workshop as well as workshop resources  
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Understanding the Biodiversity of Alabama’s Forest Lands and Connecting it to the Outdoor Classroom
July 19th and July 20th Teacher Workshop Pic 2
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Join us for this 2-day workshop that will focus on understanding Alabama’s forest lands, their value and the role they play in maintaining Alabama’s biodiversity. During the workshop, educators will participate in a variety of educational hands-on experiences that teach about our forest lands, that they can take back to the classroom and share with their students and co-workers. We will also share and use resources from a new Project Learning Tree (PLT) Module: Southeastern Forests and Climate Change guidebook (participants will receive a copy). In addition, we will share several learning station ideas/plans, nature-based activities/modules/resources, as well as ideas for Project Based Learning and Citizen Science Projects that can be used in the school’s outdoor classrooms.  (Target Audience: Fifth Grade—High School)
 

This year’s workshop includes the following topics:
  • The Climate of our Forest Lands (Understanding Climate Change)
  • Name that Tree (Making a Classroom Set of Leaves/Learning to ID Trees)
  • The Forest is Our Home (Learning about the Biodiversity of our Forests )
Activities will be correlated to the NEW Alabama Course of Study for Science!
 
Dates:  Wednesday, July 19th and Thursday, July 20th
Location:  AWF Headquarters at Lanark in Millbrook, Alabama

Time: Begin at 9 am on 7/19 and conclude at Noon on 7/20
Cost: $40.00 which includes meals & hotel during workshop as well as workshop resources                          
CLICK HERE to register online for this workshop!