Teachers, scout leaders, naturalists, and other formal and non-formal educators interested in conservation and environmental education should consider attending a Project WILD 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 teaching 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 next workshop in southeast Ohio is being offered on Saturday, April 14th at the District 4 Office, located at 360 E. State Street, Athens, Ohio 45701.  The workshop is free of charge and will take place from 9am – 4pm.  Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch, but local fast-food options are available.

Project WILD guides, Aquatic WILD guides and other related information will be distributed at no cost.  For questions or to register for the workshop contact Lindsay Rist at (740) 589-9930 or at lindsay.rist@dnr.state.oh.us.  Additional information on education opportunities can be found at www.wildohio.com.

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