VIRTUAL Professional Development Workshop

Virtual Growing Up Wild

October 17, 2020

Time: 9am-11am

There will be online work outside of these hours. A schedule will be provided once we receive your registration. This is a 7 hour credit course.

Cost: FREE

Program descriptions and the form to register are below. Use the contact button if you have any questions.

Registration closes October 1st

25 person maximum for the class. After that we will have a wait-list.

Registration CLOSED

Sturgeon City is hosting this Growing Up Wild workshop taught by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Zoom details for the workshop will be sent after registration for the course closes and will only be available to registered participants. The guides will be mailed to participants in time to complete homework assignments ahead of zoom call. This asynchronous workshop is designed to maximize your interaction with the guide and participants safely and on a convenient schedule. This course is structured to review the guide with a Moodle course online, work on homework activities, and then meet in a zoom call on the chosen date and time period advertised above. The Moodle course and homework activities need to be completed before the zoom date and will take 5 hrs. to complete. You will have access to Moodle and a book will be mailed to you before the zoom portion of the workshop. Please allow time the week before and of to work on this before Oct. 17.

Growing Up WILD is an early childhood program that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and their habitats, with an emphasis on promoting aquatic resource appreciation and stewardship.  Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about nature and lifelong social and academic skills. Growing Up WILD is correlated with the National Association for the Education of Young People Standards and the Head Start Domains.

This curriculum is primarily oriented towards formal and nonformal educators who work with children ages 3-7. They include early childhood and classroom educators, home school teachers and park rangers.  

Participants trained in Growing Up WILD will receive a free Growing Up WILD activity guide. Participants are eligible for 7 hrs. of Criteria I credit of NC OEE Environmental Education Certification and school teachers receive CEU credit. Homework option available to earn up to 1 CEU or 10 hrs. of Criteria 1 credit total.

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