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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 Nadia.Harvieux@flcc.edu or call 585-785-1615

Growing Up WILD (Early Childhood Curriculum)

  • none scheduled at this time

Project WET (K - 12th grades)

  • 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 abarra@audubon.org or call 315-365-5624

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
  • none scheduled at this time
Focus on Forests
  • none scheduled at this time

Early Childhood Experiences (PLT)

  • **FULL** Friday, August 29, 2014 from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM **FULL**
    Sonshine Childcare, Manulis, NY - Onondaga County
    Register via email with: Betsy Ukeritis at r678ed@dec.ny.gov
  • Monday, October 6, 2014 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Atonment Preschool, Syracuse, NY - Onondaga County
    Register via email with: Betsy Ukeritis at r678ed@dec.ny.gov

To schedule workshops in your area, please contact:

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

email Project WILD at Project.Wild@dec.ny.gov or
Gina Jack 518-475-0291 or Betsy Ukeritis 315-426-7532

Project WET:

email Project WET at Project.Wild@dec.ny.gov or
Betsy Ukeritis 315-426-7532

Project Learning Tree (PLT):

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