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Trailside Offers 'Project WILD/Aquatic WILD' Teacher-Training Workshop, March 6

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Senior park naturalist Joe Filo engages teachers, scout leaders and non-formal educators with hands-on, engaging activities from the Aquatic WILD curriculum guide. Credits: County of Union
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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to offer a “Project WILD/Aquatic WILD” teacher-training workshop for non-formal educators and teachers of K-12 at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Thursday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Project WILD and Aquatic WILD are wildlife-focused conservation education programs with hands-on activities designed for integration into existing courses of study for formal and non-formal educators, K through 12. Based on the premise that young people and educators alike have an interest in learning about our natural world, this program underscores wildlife’s intrinsic value, and addresses the need for us all to be responsible stewards of our planet.

“Teaching about water conservation is of critical importance today,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak. “Trailside offers a perfect opportunity for teachers to learn the modules to educate their students.”

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Pre-registration is preferred. Space is limited. The fee for the program is $20. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits. Participants will receive the Project WILD and Aquatic WILD K-12 curriculums and activity guides, and they will earn six NJDOE credits for the workshop. Light morning refreshments are provided. Please bring your lunch.

For additional information about this event or other upcoming programs and special events at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on the web in Trailside’s winter brochure at www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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