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Georgia Museum of Agriculture to Host Summer Workshops for Educators

June 12, 2017

Educators will have the opportunity to become certified in three different environmental education curriculums this summer at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture (GMA) and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

The GMA will host Project WILD on June 20, Project WET on June 22, and Project Learning Tree on June 27.  Each workshop will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at a cost of $25 each.  This fee includes lunch and curriculum.  Interested persons can register online at https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/1LKMef7T4j9eDf3t7eSd6xa7q.  Space is limited for each workshop.

“For an individual to receive one of these nationally known, award-winning curriculums which is usually over 300-400 pages of course work, they must attend a six-hour minimum training,” said Kelly Scott, ANR Program Specialist for the GMA.  “The training usually consists of various lessons from the book as well as discussing methods in bringing environmental and natural resource education into the classroom.”

Participants in each workshop will engage in hands-on activities designed for both formal areas such as schools and non-formal educational facilities such as state parks, zoos, and aquariums. Once training is completed, the educators will receive pre-k to eighth grade environmental activity guides for use in the field that are correlated to the national and state standards.

Project WILD on June 20 will allow educators to become a Project WILD-certified educator. This workshop is geared to the area of wildlife management (including aquatic life). Lunch will be provided by Dave’s Bread and Coffee House.  This workshop is sponsored by Georgia Project WILD.

On June 22, Project WET will allow educators to become a certified Project WET educator.  This workshop focuses on water management.  Lunch will be served courtesy of Chicago’s Pizza.  This workshop is sponsored by Georgia Project WET.

The workshops will conclude with Project Learning Tree on June 27. This workshop is specific to the field of forestry.  Lunch will be provided by Chick-Fil-A. This workshop is sponsored by Project Learning Tree Georgia.

For more information on the upcoming summer workshops, interested persons can contact Scott at (229) 391-5221 or via e-mail at kscott@abac.edu.
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