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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)

  • Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 9:00 to noon
    Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center
    in Depew, NY - Erie County
    Register with: Kristen Rosenburg at 716-683-5959
  • Friday, June 26, 2015 from 8:30 to 11:30 AM
    Frazer K-8 School
    in Syracuse, NY - Onondaga County
    Register with: Betsy Ukeritis by email at r678ed@dec.ny.gov
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
    Greenvale Park Pavilion in Poughkeepsie, NY - Dutchess County
    Register with: Gina Jack by email at 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov or call 518-475-0291
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:00 PM
    Old Westbury Gardens in Westbury, NY - Nassau County
    Register with: Ron Gelardi by email at education1@dec.ny.gov or call 631-444-0347

Aquatic WILD (K - 12th grades)

  • Friday, June 26, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Frazer K-8 School
    in Syracuse, NY - Onondaga County
    Register with: Betsy Ukeritis by email at r678ed@dec.ny.gov
  • Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
    Old Westbury Gardens in Westbury, NY - Nassau County
    Register with: Ron Gelardi by email at education1@dec.ny.gov or call 631-444-0347

Growing Up WILD (Early Childhood Curriculum)

  • none scheduled at this time

Flying WILD

  • Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 9:00 to 12:00 PM
    Old Westbury Gardens in Westbury, NY - Nassau County
    Register with: Ron Gelardi by email at education1@dec.ny.gov or call 631-444-0347

Project WET 2.0 (K - 12th grades)

  • Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
    Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center
    in Depew, NY - Erie County
    Register with: Meaghan Boice-Green at 716-683-5959
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
    Old Westbury Gardens in Westbury, NY - Nassau County
    Register with: Ron Gelardi by email at education1@dec.ny.gov or call 631-444-0347
  • Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 9:00 to noon
    Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center
    in Depew, NY - Erie County
    Register with: Meaghan Boice-Green at 716-683-5959

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

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from 9:30 to 4:00 PM
    Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center
    in Depew, NY - Erie County
    Register with: Kristen Rosenburg at 716-683-5959

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

  • none scheduled at this time

Early Childhood Experiences (PLT)

  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Between Friends
    in Fayetteville, NY - Onondaga County
    Register with: Betsy Ukeritis by email at r678ed@dec.ny.gov
  • Friday, July 10, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Muller Field Station at FLCC in Honeoye, NY - Ontario County
    Register with: Nadia Harvieux at Nadia.Harvieux@flcc.edu or call 585-785-1615

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 Sarah Davies 518-402-8043 or Betsy Ukeritis 315-426-7532

Project WET:

email Project WET at project.wet@dec.ny.gov or
call Sarah Davies 518-402-8043 or Betsy Ukeritis 315-426-7532

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