Work shop to be held in Hancock County on January 25

Both formal and non-formal educators who work with youth are invited to attend a combined Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and Growing Up WILD workshop in Hancock County on Friday, January 25. The workshop, which will be facilitated by personnel from the Ohio Division of Wildlife, will be held at the Wildlife District 2 Office from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.

Project WILD is a hands-on, multidisciplinary curriculum supplement, emphasizing wildlife conservation concepts. Activities are suitable for all ages and settings, and are perfect for teachers, youth leaders, camp counselors, and naturalists. The Project WILD curriculum is referenced through-out Ohio’s PreK-12 Model Curriculum in Science and Social Studies.

Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Workshop participants will take home an easy-to-use book containing nearly 30 field-tested activities focusing on wildlife and nature. These activities blend social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive skills to help foster learning and are correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and the Head Start Domains.

There is no fee for the workshop but pre-registration is required by calling John Windau at 419-429-8359. Spaces are limited.

Read more about Project WILD and Growing Up WILD at

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