The subject of native Indiana land animals will be the topic of a Project WILD workshop for educators March 29 in Elkhart County.
Project WILD is an international environmental education program dedicated to helping educators understand basic wildlife and ecology concepts.
The workshop is from 12:30-5 p.m. at the Elkhart County Historical Museum and costs $20 per person.
Using hands-on activities based on fourth-grade science and social studies standards, this workshop will focus on the native Indiana wildlife that spends most of its time on land.
Participants will receive the Project WILD Terrestrial guide as part of the workshop. (The Project WILD Aquatic guide is available only through a Project WET/Project WILD combo workshop.)
Upon completion, participants should know more about Indiana wildlife and the diverse wildlife habitats in Indiana. They should also be able to discuss humans’ roles in wildlife conservation, and be comfortable replicating hands-on workshop activities in their own educational settings.
Register by March 23 at elkcoswcd.org or (574) 533-3630 ext. 3. Although the workshop is geared toward educators, anyone is welcome to register and attend.
An optional, pre-workshop tour of the Elkhart County Historical Museum will be offered from 11 to11:45 a.m. The tour will focus on the museum’s Indiana History programs, which correlate with fourth-grade social studies standards. For more information on the museum, visit elkhartcountyparks.org/properties_locations/rush_memorial_center.htm.