MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Teacher Training programs at Trailside is being offered this spring for teachers of students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The first one is March 15.

Project WET, a teacher training program for teachers K – 12 will be offered on Thursday, March 15 from 9 a.m.. to 3 p.m.  This workshop will provide the necessary tools, resources and lessons for teachers to utilize in the classroom to teach about the importance and value of water in everyday life. 

More than 90 interdisciplinary activities and lessons, teacher-tested and classroom ready for K-12 students, are included in the activity guide. Lessons in the guide are correlated to NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards. 

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On Wednesday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Project WILD will be offered to formal and non-formal educators. This workshop assists teachers in teaching math, science, social studies, literacy, and art at any grade level.

Teachers will acquire new teaching skills and practices that translate into more effective teaching through a multitude of interdisciplinary, hands-on and educational activities, teacher tested and classroom ready for K-12 students.

Project WILD lessons are correlated to NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards.   Because this program will have some outdoor time, it is recommended that participants dress appropriately for the weather.

Participants receive six NJDOE professional development credits for each workshop. The fee is $20 for each workshop and includes light morning refreshments, along with the curriculum guide.  It is suggested that participants bring their lunch.

Pre-registration is required for each workshop. Registration is now available online, at ucnj.org/trailside.  Walk-ins will be welcomed as space is limited.

For more information about these programs or other activities at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a facility of the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation.

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