PROJECT WILD TEACHER WORKSHOP SET FOR AUG.3 AT BATON ROUGE ZOO

Release Date: 07/24/2006

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Education Division and BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo are sponsoring a Project WILD teacher workshop at the zoo on Thursday, Aug. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Project WILD (Wildlife in Learning Design) is an award-winning interdisciplinary, conservation and environmental education program that emphasizes environmental and wildlife education. The K-12 program offers various activities that enable participants to better understand wildlife and make conservation decisions.  Teachers completing the program can better assist students of all ages as they develop awareness, knowledge and skills for interacting with nature and the environment.


Teachers and non-formal educators must attend a six-hour workshop to receive the basic Project WILD and Aquatic WILD certification and classroom materials.  Pre-registration is required by Aug. 1 and a $15 registration fee covers the cost of materials.


To register for the workshop and obtain directions to the workshop location at the zoo, contact Ellen Buntyn, Baton Rouge Zoo education curator, at 225-775-3877 or ebuntyn@brzoo.org or contact Cheryl Fischer, LDWF educator, at 985-882-9601 or cfischer@wlf.louisiana.gov.


Participants will need to bring a brown bag lunch, comfortable shoes, sun screen, rain gear and bug spray, and dress comfortably for mid-summer temperatures. Some activities are scheduled outdoors.


For more information, contact Cheryl Fischer at 985-882-9601 or cfischer@wlf.louisiana.gov.
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