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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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Please understand that we are currently attempting to schedule workshops but reserve the right to cancel depending on health & safety reasons. Stay healthy!

Project WILD (K - 12th grades)

  • Wednesday, August 30, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    DEC Region 1 Office, Stony Brook, NY in Suffolk County
    Register with Region 1 Environmental Education staff at 631-444-0347
    or education1@dec.ny.gov

Combined WILD & Aquatic WILD

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
    Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC), Paul Smith, NY in Franklin County
    Register with Paul Smiths VIC staff at nwrege@paulsmiths.edu

Flying WILD

  • Thursday, August 31, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    DEC Region 1 Office, Stony Brook, NY in Suffolk County
    Register with Region 1 Environmental Education staff at 631-444-0347
    or education1@dec.ny.gov

Project WET 2.0 (K - 12th grades)

  • none at this time

Project Learning Tree (PLT)

PreK-8th Grade Guide

  • none at this time

Combined Early Childhood Experiences

All three early childhood curricula, PLT's Early Childhood Experiences, Growing up WILD, and Getting Little Feet WET, all together in one workshop. For these workshops, BOTH DAYS ARE REQUIRED.

  • Wed., July 6 & Thurs., July 7, 2022 from 9 AM - 4 PM
    Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar, NY, Albany County
    Cost: $15 for refreshments
    CTLE: 13 hours
    Register online
    For more information, email 5rivers@dec.ny.gov
  • Tues., August 23 & Wed., August 24, 2022 from 9 AM - 4 PM
    Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar, NY, Albany County
    Cost: $15 for refreshments
    CTLE: 13 hours
    Register online
    For more information, email 5rivers@dec.ny.gov

Project Learning Tree's E-Units (Continued Self-guided Opportunity)

If you are an educator in NY State, 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 edprofdevel@dec.ny.gov (before you purchase them).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 a couple 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.

Early Childhood (All)

  • Two full days: mid-November 2022 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 Conleyemail 5rivers@dec.ny.gov