Alabama Wildlife Federation Educator Opportunities

AWF LogoThe Alabama Wildlife Federation has some great educational opportunities lined up for this summer! Information and applications for all of these workshops and more can be found on their website: AWF Educator Workshops

Exploring Alabama’s World of Birds – This workshop will involve training in the Flying WILD program along with learning about the identification of birds, behavior, attracting them to your school’s outdoor classroom, and lots of other great information and activities for use in the classroom and with youth.  We will also introduce participants to the Whooping Crane Trunk that can be used to educate youth about this endangered species as it is now spending the winter in Alabama. (Cost is $20.00 which includes lunch)

June 11 – Wheeler Wildlife Refuge
June 17 – Historic Lanark (Millbrook)
July 16 – Weeks Bay (Fairhope)

Exploring Alabama’s Natural World – This workshop will involve participants in an array of great environmental education activities that are great for use in the classroom.  Participants will learn how to get involved in the Alabama Outdoor Classroom Program while also receiving training in the Aldo Leopold Education Project and receive a copy of the accompanying resources. (Cost $20.00 which includes lunch)

June 12 – Wheeler Wildlife Refuge
June 19 – Historic Lanark
July 17 – Weeks Bay (Fairhope)

Connecting Nature to the Classroom through the Arts – This is a 2-day workshop that will focus on connecting nature to the youth through the Arts.  It will also include information on developing nature-based learning stations around the Arts that can be incorporated into your school’s curriculum through an outdoor classroom.  This workshop includes a variety of resources as well as meals and one-night lodging at a local hotel.  (Cost is $40.00)  Targeted Audience: 4th Grade through High School Educators

July 8 & 9 – Alabama Wildlife Federation Headquarters in Millbrook, AL

Using the Outdoor Classroom to Connect Students to Nature through Activities and Children’s Literature – This is a 2-day workshop that will focus on connecting youth to nature through the use of a variety of nature-based activities that are designed around developing outdoor classroom learning stations and connecting them to selected children’s trade books.  Participants will receive a copy of the selected trade books along with other resources.  In addition, the works includes meals while at the workshop along with one-night lodging at a local hotel.  (Cost is $40.00)  Targeted Audience:  K-6th Grade Educators

July 21 & 22 – Alabama Wildlife Federation Headquarters in Millbrook, AL

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