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Upcoming Educator Workshops

Schedule of Educator Workshops

* Also check the Annual Teacher Institutes held in various locations across NYS for workshop opportunities.

Project WILD (K - 12th grades)

  • None scheduled at this time

Project WILD and Aquatic WILD combined (K - 12th grades)

  • Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve - Staten Island, NY - Richmond County
    Register with: Elisabetta O'Connor at 718-605-3970 x201

Aquatic WILD (K - 12th grades)

  • Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Muller Field Station at FLCC - Honeoye, NY - Ontario County
    Register with: Nadia Harvieux at 585-785-1615

Growing Up WILD (Early Childhood Curriculum)

  • Saturday, July 19, 2014 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM **Cost $30 for guide**
    Childcare Solutions - Syracuse, NY - Onondga County
    Register via email with: Betsy Ukeritis at r678ed@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Project WET (K - 12th grades)

  • Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Old Westbury Gardens - Old Westbury, NY - Nassau County
    Register via email with: Ron Gelardi at education1@gw.dec.state.ny.us or call 631-444-0347
  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 9:00 AM - noon
  • Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY - Erie County
    Register with: DEC staff at 716-683-5959
  • Monday, September 29, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Seneca Meadows Environmental Learning Center - Seneca Falls, NY - Seneca County
    Register with: Amy Barra at 315-365-3588

Project Learning Tree (PLT) (preK - 8th grades)

  • Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY - Erie County
    Register with: DEC staff at 716-683-5959
  • Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve - Staten Island, NY - Richmond County
    Register with: Elisabetta O'Connor at 718-605-3970 x201

Secondary Modules (PLT) (6-12th grades)

PLT's Municipal Solid Waste
  • Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Old Westbury Gardens - Old Westbury, NY - Nassau County
    Register via email with: Ron Gelardi at education1@gw.dec.state.ny.us or call 631-444-0347
Focus on Forests
  • none scheduled at this time

Early Childhood Experiences (PLT)

  • Friday, August 29, 2014 from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Sonshine Childcare, Manulis, NY - Onondaga County
    Register via email with: Betsy Ukeritis at r678ed@gw.dec.state.ny.us

To schedule workshops in your area, please contact:

Project WILD (Basic, Aquatic, Growing Up, Science & Civics, and Flying):

email Project WILD at projwild@gw.dec.state.ny.us or
Gina Jack 518-475-0291 or Betsy Ukeritis 315-426-7532

Project WET:

email Project WET at projwet@gw.dec.state.ny.us or
Betsy Ukeritis 315-426-7532

Project Learning Tree (PLT):

email Project Learning Tree at plt@gw.dec.state.ny.us or
Western Adirondacks, Central NY & Finger Lakes: Betsy Ukeritis 315-426-7532
Rest of New York State: Tom Shimalla 518-402-8043