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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)

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
    in Wellesley Island State Park, NY - Jefferson County
    Register with: Betsy Ukeritis at r678ed@dec.ny.gov

Aquatic WILD (K - 12th grades)

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
    in Wellesley Island State Park, NY - Jefferson County
    Register with: Betsy Ukeritis at r678ed@dec.ny.gov
  • Full ---- Two-Day WET & Aquatic WILD Facilitator Training
    COST: $15 payable to the Utica Zoo on March 11th
    Friday, March 11 AND Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Utica Zoo in Utica, NY
    - Oneida County
    Register with: Betsy Ukeritis at project.wet@dec.ny.gov

Growing Up WILD (Early Childhood Curriculum)

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM
    Little Friends Preschool in Marlboro, NY - Ulster County
    Register with: Celeste Ricciardone at cricci19@yahoo.com

Flying WILD

  • None scheduled at this time

Project WET 2.0 (K - 12th grades)

  • Full ---- Two-Day WET & Aquatic WILD Facilitator Training
    Cost: $15 payable to the Utica Zoo on March 11th
    Friday, March 11 AND Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Utica Zoo in Utica, NY
    - Oneida County
    Register with: Betsy Ukeritis at project.wet@dec.ny.gov
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
    SUNY Potsdam's Literacy Center
    in Potsdam, NY - St Lawrence County
    Register with: Betsy Ukeritis at r678ed@dec.ny.gov

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

  • Wednesday, April 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM - Exact Date TBA
    SUNY Potsdam's Literacy Center
    in Potsdam, NY - St Lawrence County
    Register with: Betsy Ukeritis at r678ed@dec.ny.gov

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

  • None scheduled at this time

Early Childhood Experiences (PLT)

  • Monday, April 25, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY - Rensselaer County
    Register with: Tom Shimalla at projectlearningtree@dec.ny.gov
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Little Friends Preschool in Marlboro, NY - Ulster County
    Register with: Celeste Ricciardone at 845-742-7176

To schedule workshops in your area, please contact:

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

email Project WILD at project.wild@dec.ny.gov or call
Western Adirondacks, Central NY & Finger Lakes: Betsy Ukeritis 315-426-7532
Rest of New York State: Tom Shimalla 518-402-8043

Project WET:

email Project WET at project.wet@dec.ny.gov or call
Western Adirondacks, Central NY & Finger Lakes: Betsy Ukeritis 315-426-7532
Rest of New York State: Tom Shimalla 518-402-8043

Project Learning Tree (PLT):

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