MAKE YOUR SITE A WILD SCHOOL SITE!
Workshop helps educators improve wildlife habitat at their schools and incorporate outdoor activities into daily curriculum.
XENIA, OH – Educators wishing to learn how to increase or enhance wildlife habitat at their school or agency site while still teaching required classroom concepts are encouraged to attend the WILD School Sites educator workshop hosted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife and Russia Local Schools.
The workshop will be held on Thursday July 10, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Russia Local Schools, 100 School Street, Russia, OH 45363. There is no fee for this workshop but pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information or to register, contact Kathy Garza-Behr at (937) 372-9261 x.5020.
The WILD School Sites program is an action extension of Project WILD, a supplementary, multi-disciplinary environmental education program that is used to teach science, math, language arts, and many other school subjects with wildlife management concepts as its basis. WILD School Sites allows the student to take what they have learned from their classrooms and apply it to the creation of wildlife habitat on their school grounds. Like Project WILD, the projects and activities students use on their WILD School Site can help them achieve better understanding in any subject.
WILD School Sites are also called land labs, habitats for learning, outdoor classrooms, and school nature areas. But whatever the name, the concept is the same: to provide students an opportunity to learn in a more creative environment at the same time they are providing quality habitat for wildlife.