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Workshops

Projects Correlated to Ohio Content Standards

 

The Project WET, Project WILD, and Project Learning Tree Curriculum and Activity Guides are only available after participation in an Educator Workshop. Educator workshops vary in time and cost and are conducted throughout the state by a network of volunteer facilitators. Please see the descriptions of the individual projects below.

If you find that no workshops are currently available in the Project you are looking for, please click on the information request form for each Project to send an email to the appropriate Project Coordinator. The coordinators can then work with you to help set up a workshop in your area.

Workshops are anywhere from 3-8 hours in length and usually require at least 12 people to participate. Workshops can be held at most any location having a classroom type setting with access to the outside. Workshop costs vary from $0 to around $30 for participants.

If you’d like to help host a workshop in your area for one or a combination of the Projects, please feel free to contact any of the coordinators below.

Project WILD

is a supplementary education program emphasizing awareness, appreciation, and understanding of wildlife and natural resources. Whether you teach science, math, language arts, social studies, or physical education, Project WILD can spark a new interest for your students and provide new and exciting ways to approach traditional subjects.

Attractive and easy to use, Project WILD is an ideal way to supplement your curriculum and fire the imagination of your students. Workshops are usually free or very low in cost. The Project WILD materials are provided free of charge by the ODNR-Division of Wildlife.

Upcoming workshops.

If no workshops are available, please click here to request information on how to find a workshop in your area.


Project Learning Tree® (PLT)

is an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in Pre-K through grade 12.

PLT, a program of the American Forest Foundation, is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad. PLT continues to set the standard for environmental education excellence.

PLT provides educator workshops in which participants receive the PLT PreK-8 activity guide and/or the secondary thematic modules (Forest Ecology, Focus on Forests, Solid Waste, Risk, Places We Live) for use with older youth.

Project Learning Tree is sponsored in Ohio by the ODNR-Division of Forestry and Project Learning Tree-Ohio. Workshop fees are usually around $15 - $30, depending on curriculum materials selected for the workshop.

PLT workshop Energy & Society program materials and additional resource materials

Upcoming workshops

If no workshops are available, please click here to request information on how to find a workshop in your area.


Project WET

is a collection of innovative, water-related activities that are hands-on, easy to use, and fun!

Project WET activities incorporate a variety of formats, such as large and small group learning, whole-body activities, laboratory investigations, discussion of local and global topics, and involvement in community service projects. Project WET provides educator workshops in which participants receive the K-12 curriculum and activity guide.

Project WET in Ohio is sponsored by OWEP which includes the Water Management Association of Ohio / Water Resources Foundation of Ohio, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, The Ohio State University Water Resources Center, and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The guides cost $22. Small workshop fees may apply.

Project WET USA has additional curriculum guides and other materials available for purchase without taking a workshop.

Upcoming workshops

If no workshops are available, please click here to request information on how to find a workshop in your area.


Healthy Water Healthy People (HWHP)

- an innovative water quality education program sponsored by Project WET and the Hach Scientific Foundation, offers hands-on activity guides, testing kits, training, and much more.

Healthy Water, Healthy People is for anyone interested in learning and teaching about contemporary water quality education topics. HWHP is sponsored in Ohio by the OEPA’s Office of Environmental Education. Activity guides are $18 and test manuals are $12.

The two books can be ordered directly from the HWHP Website or at a discount from Ohio EPA. It is not necessary to attend a workshop to order the materials but attendance at a workshop is encouraged.

Upcoming workshops

If no workshops are available, please click here to request information on how to find a workshop in your area.


Biodiversity Basics: An Educator's Guide to Exploring the Web of Life,

designed for middle school students and teachers, is the core module for Windows on the Wild (WOW), an education program provided by World Wildlife Fund.

This and other WOW publications are available through Acorn Naturalist. It is not necessary to attend a workshop to order the books, but attendance is encouraged.

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