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Schedule of Educator Workshops

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

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Project Learning Tree's E-Units (Special Opportunity)

If you are a formal teacher* in NYState, please contact the NYS PLT Coordinator, Betsy Ukeritis, to discuss access to the online K-2nd grade; 3rd-5th grade; or 6th-8th grade E-unit opportunities [links leave DEC website]. These links are to provide an overview, if you are interested in the online training, please reach out to Betsy at either edprofdevel@dec.ny.gov or 315-314-0768 (before you purchase them). *NOTE: I say formal teacher for these because they are truly tied to in-class learning and correlated to learning standards.

Postponing Workshops

We are postponing workshops until further notice. We will reassess and rescheduling workshops as we can, depending on ability of sites and partners. Stay healthy!

Project WILD (K - 12th grades)

  • POSTPONED from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY in Albany County
    Register with Drew Hopkins at 5rivers@dec.ny.gov
  • POSTPONED from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM [*Can make it a day: WILD in AM, WET in PM]
    Nicandri Nature Center in Robert Moses State Park, Massena, NY in St Lawrence County
    Register with Nicandri staff at info@massenanaturecenter.com or call 315-705-5022
  • POSTPONED from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY in Erie County
    Register with Reinstein Woods at 716-683-5959

Aquatic WILD (K - 12th grades)

  • None scheduled at this time

Growing Up WILD (Early Childhood Curriculum)

  • POSTPONED from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM [*Combined with PLT Early Childhood]
    TLC for Young Children, Liberty, NY in Sullivan County
    Register with Autumn Cancredi at TLC.liberty@gmail.com or 845-423-1915

Flying WILD

  • POSTPONED from 4:00 to 7:00 PM
    DEC Region 1 Office, Stony Brook, NY in Suffolk County
    Register with Environmental Education staff at 631-444-0347 or education1@dec.ny.gov

Project WET 2.0 (K - 12th grades)

  • POSTPONED from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM [*Can make it a day: WILD in AM, WET in PM]
    Nicandri Nature Center in Robert Moses State Park, Massena, NY in St Lawrence County
    Register with Nicandri staff at info@massenanaturecenter.com or call 315-705-5022

Getting Little Feet WET (grades PreK - 2)

  • None scheduled at this time

Project Learning Tree (PLT)

PreK-8th Grade Guide

  • POSTPONDED from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM [*BOTH dates are required]
    Oneida Herkimer Madison BOCES in New Hartford, NY in Madison County
    Register with Betsy Ukeritis at r678ed@dec.ny.gov

Early Childhood Experiences (PLT)

  • POSTPONED from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY in Albany County
    Register with Drew Hopkins at 5rivers@dec.ny.gov
  • POSTPONED from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM [*Combined with Growing Up WILD]
    TLC for Young Children, Liberty, NY in Sullivan County
    Register with Autumn Cancredi at TLC.liberty@gmail.com or 845-423-1915

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

  • None scheduled at this time

Train-the-Trainer Workshops (to become a facilitator)

These workshops are multi-day trainings, requiring attendance for all days, and are for specific curricula. They are offered on a limited basis, move around the state, and may not return for two or more years. We are trying to have a more set schedule with a built-in rotation around the state but please note the location of these special workshops. We do NOT offer funding to cover travel, lodging, mileage, and there may be a charge for lunch.

Project Learning Tree, combined Project WILD & Aquatic WILD

  • POSTPONED
    Paul Smiths VIC, Paul Smiths, NY in Franklin County
    Register with Betsy & Drew at edprofdevel@dec.ny.gov

Early Childhood (All)

  • Two full days: Tues & Wed, July 14-15, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily
    Long Island, NY, exact location: TBD
    Register with Drew & Betsy at edprofdevel@dec.ny.gov

To schedule ANY workshops in your area

Email: edprofdevel@dec.ny.gov

**Facilitators, all reports get sent to the above email as well.

State Co-coordinators for the Projects

Project Learning Tree: Betsy Ukeritis

Project WILD (all forms): Drew Hopkins & Betsy Ukeritis

Project WET: Drew Hopkins & Betsy Ukeritis

Projects Assistant: Sarah Conley