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STEM Ed Announcement: Growing Up WILD

This is not a UMass program.
 Contact information is below.
 Professional Development Workshop
 Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children is an early childhood
 education activity guide that builds on childrens sense of wonder about
 nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them.
 Through a wide range of activities and experiences, it provides a foundation
 for developing positive impressions about nature while also building
 lifelong social and cognitive skills. Workshop participants will receive a
 copy of the guide and certificate of completion.
 Growing Up WILDs activity guide:
   Is written for early childhood educators of children ages 3-7.
   Features 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature-based activities in a
 full-color 11x17     
       activity guide.
   Includes crafts, art projects, music, conservation activities, reading and
 math       connections and much more.    
   Involves social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive domains to
 help foster learning and development in all areas.
   Supports developmentally appropriate practice allowing children to learn
 at levels that are  individually, socially, and culturally appropriate.
   Is correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young
 Children (NAEYC) Standards and the Head Start Domains.
 Get Growing Up WILD: 
 Date:  Saturday September 21, 2013       Time:  9:00 a.m.  3:30 p.m.
 Location:  Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls
 Hosted by: MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife (MassWildlife) & Department
 of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
 Workshop fee:  $25.00/person  (checks payable to MA Wildlife
 Federation/Project WILD)
 Pre-registration required: Please contact Pam Landry at
 pam.landry@state.ma.us or 
 (508) 389-6310. Registration deadline September 9, 2013. 
  CEUs available 
  Please bring a brown bag lunch. 
  Wear clothes & shoes appropriate for indoor & outdoor activities.
 Pam Landry, Education Coordinator
 100 Hartwell Street, Suite 230
 West Boylston, MA  01583
 (508) 389-6310  (ph)
 Junior Duck Stamp -  www.fws.gov/juniorduck
 'Connecting Children with Nature through Science and Art' 
 *NEW - Student, teacher, home school, and nonformal curriculum guides.
 * Download FREE at www.fws.gov/juniorduck/curriculum.html
 Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children (www.projectwild.org)
 Workshops for early childhood educators working with children ages 3-7
 Project WILD (www.projectwild.org)
 Workshops for K-12 educators 

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