Virginia's Project WILD program is holding a Facilitator Training at the Virginia Museum of Natural History on June 6-7, 2018. If you are interested being trained to conduct Project WILD workshops in Virginia, please fill out and e-mail the workshop application by May 20th. We encourage school systems to send a team of 2 or 3 educators who can train together. Spaces for this workshop are limited.
The workshop will be offered over two days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow you to spend the evenings with your family. Attendance is mandatory for the entire training in order to become certified as a facilitator. A detailed agenda will be sent closer to the event.
The training is designed to give you an in-depth background on Project WILD and Aquatic WILD as well as provide the skills and information necessary to conduct workshops for your school system. Participants will receive copies of the Project WILD K-12 and Aquatic WILD guides, background information, and a limited amount of workshop materials. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will cover the cost of the training, Project WILD materials, supplies and food.
When the participants conduct workshops in their local systems the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will supply the WILD activity guides and other materials to the trained facilitators at NO cost to your school system.
If you are interested in becoming a Project WILD Volunteer Trainer or sending a team of educators, please fill out the attached application and return it to Suzie Gilley by May 20, 2018.
Project WILD is an interdisciplinary wildlife education program for students grades K-12 and is correlated with the Virginia Science Standards of Learning. For more information about Project WILD and Flying WILD visit www.projectwild.org.
If you have questions, please contact: Suzie Gilley, Project WILD, 804-367-0188, Suzie.Gilley@dgif.virginia.gov.