june, 2022

10jun9:00 am3:00 pmLeopold Education Project and Project WET Educator WorkshopProfessional Development Workshop

Event Details

Liberal education in wildlife is not merely a dilute dosage of technical education. It calls for somewhat different teaching materials and sometimes even different teachers.”  Aldo Leopold

Open to all Environmental Educators including: Environmental science teachers, Master Naturalists, Stream Team leaders, Conservation districts, and state park and nature center interpreters. Participants will receive Certificates of Completion and curriculum for LEP and WET. In addition, they will also receive Leopold Exploration Cards and Leopold’s seminal work, A Sand County Almanac, plus AEEA offers ADE-approved PD credit hours for WET.

The Leopold Education Project (LEP) and Project WET incorporate educational strategies using interdisciplinary, hands-on, and critical thinking activities to not only teach students about water and conservation but to instill what Leopold called a “land ethic”, an appreciation of and respect for the land and all its component parts. LEP and WET teach about humanity’s ties to the natural environment in the effort to conserve and protect earth’s natural resources. All activities meet or exceed Arkansas state education standards and are presented in an easy to use format similar to Projects WILD and Learning Tree.

Learn more about the Leopold Education Project and Project WET supported by AEEA.

6 hours of professional development credit through Arkansas Department of Education.

This workshop is made possible by a grant from Arkansas Game & Fish Commission & Pulaski Conservation District.

Cost: $20

Bring your lunch & drinks. Wear good walking shoes.

Registration: Contact LEP-Arkansas at suzannehirrel@gmail.com or call 501-224-9419 or 501-680-7061 and ask for Suzanne or Marc Hirrel. Deadline to register is Wed. June 1.

Time

(Friday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location

Little Rock Audubon Center

4500 Springer Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72206

Organizer

Leopold Education Project - Arkansas

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