Refuge to host outdoor workshop for teachers, community leaders

Posted May 02, 2013, at 10:05 a.m.

ALTON — Project Learning Tree, in collaboration with Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, will offer a one-day workshop for area teachers and community leaders 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18.

Prekindergarten to eighth-grade teachers, formal and nonformal educators, college students and after-school program leaders will experience activities that bring the PLT interdisciplinary curriculum outdoors.

Participants will receive the nationally recognized PLT PreK-8 Activity Guide that includes 96 classroom ready activities. Learn how to explore and compare various habitats with a naturalist, an experienced teacher and the Maine PLT coordinator.

The outdoor and hands-on field investigations session provides opportunities for learning how to use the outdoors as a means to teach all content areas with links to current state and national standards.

The cost of the workshop is $35 educators, $25 students. Participants will receive the guide, a certificate of attendance and handouts related to all activities.

Coffee and morning snacks will be provided. Bring a lunch and dress for the outdoors for the better part of the day. Registration is required no later than Saturday, May 11. Send payment made out to the Maine TREE Foundation and note the workshop date to: Maine PLT, 153 Hospital St., Augusta ME 04330. For information, call 626-7990.

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