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Wildlife basics for Early Childhood Educators - Schoolyard Wildlife

6/12/2021 6/12/2021
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This workshop for educators of grades prekindergarten through two will provide you with the information and resources that you need to successfully teach about and observe wildlife species at your school. We will focus on the life history of common wildlife species that you might see, and we will go on a hike to look for wildlife and their signs. You will receive training in using basic equipment. We will also discuss developing wildlife habitat on your school grounds. We will show you how to support the teaching of several of the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards for science and Next Generation Science Standards with your students. You will take away numerous resources and plants to use with young children when learning about nature. Professional Development Hours are available. Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, this workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program.
For more information: 
Event Type: 
Educator Workshop
DNR Region(s): 
Chicago Botanic Garden
DNR Park: 
1000 Lake Cook Rd
City, State ZIP: 
Glencoe IL 60022
Contact person/email: 
Valerie Keener / valerie.keener@illinois.gov
217-524-4126 /  
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