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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)

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  • Thursday, October 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM
    Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center, Depew, NY in Erie County
    Register with Reinstein Woods staff at 716-683-5959
  • Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 1:00 to 4:00 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

Aquatic WILD (K - 12th grades)

  • Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 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

Growing Up WILD (Early Childhood Curriculum)

  • Tuesday, November 19 from 3:30 to 6:00 PM
    College of St. Rose, Albany, NY in Albany County
    Register with Sarah Conley at EdProfDevel@dec.ny.gov
  • Saturday, November 23 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 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

Flying WILD

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020 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)

  • Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 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

Getting Little Feet WET (grades PreK - 2)

  • None scheduled at this time

Project Learning Tree (PLT)

PreK-8th Grade Guide

  • None scheduled at this time

Early Childhood Experiences (PLT)

  • Tuesday, November 12 from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
    College of St. Rose, Albany, NY in Albany County
    Register with Sarah Conley at EdProfDevel@dec.ny.gov
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 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

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 with Reflecting on Practice

  • POSTPONED: Three full days: Dates TBD in Early 2020 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily
    Syracuse area, exact location: TBD
    Register with Betsy Ukeritis at r678ed@dec.ny.gov
    Please visit Reflecting on Practice's website for more information (link leaves DEC's website).

Project WILD

  • Check back in 2020 -- Rochester Area

Early Childhood (All)

  • Check back in mid-2019 -- Long Island

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 & Randy Caccia

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

Project WET: Drew Hopkins & Betsy Ukeritis
POSTPONED: Three full days: Dates TBD in Early 2020 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily
Syracuse area, exact location: TBD
Register with Betsy Ukeritis at r678ed@dec.ny.gov