Upcoming Scheduled Workshops

FREE Virtual Aquatic WILD Professional Development Workshops

(Educator Level Certification, 3 SCECH available, counts toward Strand 2 of the EEC)

REGISTER for the date that is best for you:

Monday, June 7, 10 am-2:30 pm

Monday, July 15, 10 am-2:30 pm

Monday, August 4, 10 am-2:30 pm

Thursday, September 2, 10 am-2:30 pm

Sunday, October 3, 10 am- 2 pm at the MAEOE Conference maeoe.com to register

Saturday, November 7, 10 am - 2:30 pm

Friday, December 17, 10 am - 2:30 pm

Project WILD K-12 and PLT K-8 Professional Development Workshop

(Educator Level Certification)

Tuesday, March 31 AND Thursday, April 2, 2020

4 pm - 7 pm (must attend both evenings for certification)

Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center
32970 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164

Cost: $55 (includes Guide & resources )

To register please contact:
Sabrina Mastroianni:
sabrina.mastroianni@metroparks.com, 313-618-8925 or
Natalie Cypher: cyphern@michigan.gov, 313-396-6874

Join facilitators for a hands-on, engaging, professional development workshop for teachers and non-formal educators. Project WILD and Project Learning Tree (PLT) provide a standards-aligned resource to support your school or district curriculum.  With integrated nature-based lessons, you have access to activities that help students build a bridge between the classroom and the outdoors.  At the conclusion of training, you will leave with resources from WILD and Project Learning Tree (PLT) to help you create interdisciplinary lesson plans to excite audiences of all ages.  6 SCECH's will be available for this workshop.

During the Professional Development workshop we will focus on how to use the guides, experience hands-on activities from a student perspective, and correlate activities to Michigan Science Standards (NGSS).

Workshop fees cover Project WILD and Project Learning Tree (PLT) guides and other resources to help you get started in your classroom!

This workshop can also help you work towards Strand 2 completion for the Michigan Environmental Educator Certification.

Flying WILD Professional Development Workshop

(Educator Level Certification)

University of Michigan, Museum of Natural History, 1105 North University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI  48109

Sunday, October 27, 2019

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration link: https://maeoe.z2systems.com/np/clients/maeoe/eventRegistration.jsp?event=26&

Cost: $40.00 (includes a FW Guide, a Birdfeeder, other resources plus FW certification, and snacks) SCECHs are also available.

Flying WILD offers curriculum for educators focused on birds. The Guide has activities and service-learning projects for teachers, youth leaders and naturalists. BirdSleuth provides educational resources for teachers and informal educators to involve youth in citizen science projects.

Project WILD K-12 and PLT K-8 Professional Development Workshop

(Educator Level Certification)


When: Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Calvin University- Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens, Bunker Interpretive Center, 1750 E. Beltline Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49546

Facilitator: Jeanette Henderson, Ecosystem Preserve Program Manager

Cost: $15 for college students (all university and college students welcome); $60 for the public (fee includes award winning activity guide, certification, instruction, lunch, snacks, and additional workshop materials)

Registration: Pre-registration is required by Nov 7, as space is limited https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-wild-environmental-education-certification-workshop-2019-registration-76351654855

Dress to get outside in comfortable boots and outerwear.

Questions contact Jeanette Henderson at 616-526-7601 or jmh46@calvin.edu

Growing Up WILD & PLT Early Childhood Professional Development Workshop

(Educator Level Certification)

Auburn Hills Community Center, 1827 N. Squirrel Rd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Thursday, November 14, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 5 SCECH offered!

To register or for more information: Mike Mansour mmansour001 or 248-370-9353
$65 includes - lunch and materials provided, PLUS, a copy of 2 award winning activity guides aligned with Developmentally Appropriate Practices for early learners.

Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.

Growing Up WILD is a multi-award winning program having received the 2009 Family Choice Award and the 2011 Renewable Natural Resource Foundation Excellence in Journalism Award.   

Early Childhood Guide and CD

Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood provides an introduction to environmental education, encouraging children ages 3 to 6 to explore, discover and communicate in expressive ways. With over 130 experiences that engage young children in outdoor exploration and play, it's no wonder Learning® Magazine chose PLT's Early Childhood guide as a Teachers' Choice Award winner!

Dress to get outside in comfortable boots and outerwear.

Project WILD K-12 & PLT K-8 Professional Development Workshop

(Educator Level Certification)

Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S. Badour Dr., Midland, MI  48642
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
To register or for more information: Jenifer DuBey, jdubey@chippewnaturecenter.org, 989-631-0830
$65 includes materials, snacks, take home items and 2 award winning activity guides.

Please bring a lunch and dress to get outside in comfortable boots and outerwear.

Project WILD & Project Learning Tree Professional Development Workshop

(Facilitator Level (train-the-trainer) Certification)

May 21, 2019 at 1 p.m. - May 23, 2019 at noon
Southeast Michigan, location to be determined. $50 registration fee includes lodging, meals and materials.

Join the state coordinators of each project, and other expert facilitators as we learn to use the best practices for adult learning, model activities, adapt objectives and activities to different audiences and grade levels, discuss marketing options, resources, partners and additional professional development opportunities.

More information coming soon.