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scavenger huntKWEC staff are certified to train formal and non-formal educators in several environmental education curricula.  Occasionally, training workshops are offered at the KWEC or other venues. Workshop participants may include preK-12 teachers, pre-service teachers, college instructors, camp and scout leaders, home school educators, naturalists, child care providers, after-school program leaders, and anyone who is interested in teaching students about the natural world.

Environmental Education curricula offered at the KWEC include:

  • Project WILD
  • Project WILD Aquatic
  • Project WET
  • Project Learning Tree
  • Flying WILD

Workshops are custom designed using these resources to provide professional development for teachers and non-formal educators, as well as pre-service enhancement for university and college students in education and natural resource fields. KWEC works with Kansas Association of Conservation and Environmental Education, who serves as the co-sponsor of these programs in partnership with various state agencies. Each program is nationally acclaimed and delivered through workshops of 6 hours or more in length. The programs are interdisciplinary and designed to supplement classroom curriculum. Workshop participants explore and take home an activity guide featuring ready-made lessons and activities for grades pre-K through 12 and beyond. The activities are hands-on and focus on developing critical thinking, teamwork and problem-solving skills.

Also, check with the Kansas Association of Conservation and Environmental Education for other workshop offerings.