For Immediate Release
June 1, 2012
PROJECT WILD & WET WORKSHOP OFFERED IN BROWN COUNTY
GEORGETOWN, OH – Teachers, scout leaders, naturalists, and other formal and non-formal educators interested in conservation and environmental education should consider attending a combined Project WILD & WET workshop, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
Project WILD is a supplementary education program emphasizing awareness, appreciation, and understanding of wildlife and natural resources. Attractive and easy to use, Project WILD is an ideal way to supplement your curriculum and fire the imagination of your students. Project WILD teaches young people how to think about wildlife, not what to think. The hands-on, diverse activities help develop problem-solving and decision making skills in determining responsible human actions.
The Project WET Foundation is dedicated to reaching children, parents, teachers, and community members of the world with water education. Project WET workshops are designed to create opportunities for participants to network and share implementation ideas, and also to encourage participants to translate knowledge into communication and action.
The next workshop in southwest Ohio is being offered on Thursday June 7th and Friday June 8th from 9:00am to 3:00pm at Eastern High School, located at 11557 US 62, Sardinia, OH 45171. The registration fee is $22 to cover the cost of the new 2011 revised Project WET manual. All Project WILD materials are provided free of charge by the ODNR Division of Wildlife. You will receive certification in both the Project WILD and Project WET national acclaimed programs. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch, but local fast-food options are available.
Project WILD guides, Aquatic WILD guides, Project WET guides and other related information will be distributed. To register for the workshop please contact the Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District Education & Wildlife Specialist Danielle Thompson at 937-378-4424 ext. 125.
Additional information on education opportunities can be found by visiting www.wildohio.com.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of al. Visit the ODNR website at www.ohiodnr.com.
For Further Information, Contact:
Danielle Thompson, SWCD Education & Wildlife Specialist
Kathy Garza-Behr, Division of Wildlife