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STE(A)M in the Forest – Project Learning Tree workshop for educators

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STE(A)M = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math + Art!

If you’re an educator you’ll want to sign up for Focus on STE(A)M in the Forest, a professional development workshop offered October 27-28 at SBG. We’re pleased to partner with nationally recognized Project Learning Tree and local nonprofits Environmental Resource Center, Blaine County 4-H and Sawtooth National Recreation Area to offer this outstanding workshop.  It’s perfect for classroom teachers, non-formal educators, interested parents and other adults who work with children, too!

At this workshop, we’ll investigate Idaho’s trees, forests and forest products in a STEAM context – Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math.  We’ll do hands-on inquiry activities from Project Learning Tree and other programs, indoors and out. Identify and measure trees. Make your own paper and test paper qualities. You’ll leave eager and equipped with abundant resources to explore these topics and activities with your students. Plus, you’ll enjoy a beautiful fall weekend with your colleagues!

Registration details below.  Questions: Michelle – plt@idahoforests.org, 208-334-4061 – or Kristin – kristin@sbgarden.org, or 208-726-9358.

Date & Time

  • Friday, October 27 – 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 28 – 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost

  • $40 for workshop; cost for 1 credit CEU varies by granting university.

Register

  • To guarantee your place, register and pay online at www.idahoforests.org/plt1.htm or click Focus on STEAM – Ketchum flyer to print off a registration form.  Send form with the $40 workshop fee to PLT, 350 N 9th St., #102, Boise ID, 83702. (Fee refunded if you cancel at least one week before the workshop; online registrants who cancel forfeit a $5 handling fee.) We will send you a memo with workshop details.  Note: An optional university credit is offered at your choice of BSU or NNU, $60 payable to the university.

PLT Instructor

  • Michelle Youngquist/Idaho PLT coordinator and certified assistant. All PLT workshops have great activities that help educators accomplish curricular goals in meaningful ways, and are offered for professional education credit (for recertification).  There is no prerequisite for these workshops, but we highly recommend taking the General PLT workshop early in your PLT “career.” You’ll want to take them all!

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WILD about Early Learners – Cancelled

WILD - Early Learners

The Sawtooth Botanical Garden is pleased to partner with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to offer their nationally recognized Project WILD [projectwild.org] curriculum “WILD About Early Learners.”  This 2-day professional development workshop will be held September 16-17,  Friday 4-9 PM and Saturday 8 AM – 5 PM at the Garden.  Interested parents and other adults are welcome to take the workshop, too.  Cost is only $45 which includes:

  • 2 national guides (for K-12)
  • Idaho specific WILD about Early Learners Guide
  • Potato Bar Lunch
  • All sorts of extras, including posters!

This workshop offers teachers of pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade an opportunity to use WILD in new ways. The Idaho WILD About Early Learners guide has modified Project WILD activities to fit the needs of a younger audience. In the specialized guide you’ll find activities, music and movement, resource lists, home connections and much more!  Workshop participants receive the Idaho WILD About Early Learners guide and the Project WILD and WILD Aquatics guides.

This class serves as a prerequisite for any of the other specialized or advanced WILD classes.

An optional university credit is available. An outside assignment is required for those who are taking the workshop for credit. Participants register and pay for credit at the workshop; fee for credit is an additional $60-75.

WILD about Early Learners class fee is $45, plus $60-75 for the optional credit.

To register contact Lori Adams, Project WILD Coordinator, at (208) 287-2889 or by e-mail.  For details call the Sawtooth Botanical Garden at 208-726-9358.

WILD about Early Learners – Cancelled

WILD - Early Learners

The Sawtooth Botanical Garden is pleased to partner with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to offer their nationally recognized Project WILD [projectwild.org] curriculum “WILD About Early Learners.”  This 2-day professional development workshop will be held September 16-17,  Friday 4-9 PM and Saturday 8 AM – 5 PM at the Garden.  Interested parents and other adults are welcome to take the workshop, too.  Cost is only $45 which includes:

  • 2 national guides (for K-12)
  • Idaho specific WILD about Early Learners Guide
  • Potato Bar Lunch
  • All sorts of extras, including posters!

This workshop offers teachers of pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade an opportunity to use WILD in new ways. The Idaho WILD About Early Learners guide has modified Project WILD activities to fit the needs of a younger audience. In the specialized guide you’ll find activities, music and movement, resource lists, home connections and much more!  Workshop participants receive the Idaho WILD About Early Learners guide and the Project WILD and WILD Aquatics guides.

This class serves as a prerequisite for any of the other specialized or advanced WILD classes.

An optional university credit is available. An outside assignment is required for those who are taking the workshop for credit. Participants register and pay for credit at the workshop; fee for credit is an additional $60-75.

WILD about Early Learners class fee is $45, plus $60-75 for the optional credit.

To register contact Lori Adams, Project WILD Coordinator, at (208) 287-2889 or by e-mail.  For details call the Sawtooth Botanical Garden at 208-726-9358.