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UMFK to host "Project WILD" workshop

October 24, 2007

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host a workshop entitled, Project WILD on Saturday, November 17, 2007 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sports Center, Room 118. The cost of the workshop is $15 for college students (must show student identification) and $25.00 for the general public.           

The workshop will provide great ideas for lesson plans and teaching strategies, as well as information on the environment, wildlife and ecology. The workshop is ideal for classroom teachers, aides, pre-service college educators, outdoor educators and all outdoor enthusiasts.                                   

Activity guides are available upon completion of this teacher workshop, which is planned with hands-on activity participation, and with a variety of handouts, posters and prizes.            

Dotty Dudley, retired teacher from Easton, Maine will be the facilitator. Dudley has been involved with Project WILD and Envirothon for many years. She also is a recent recipient of the governor’s award for Maine water quality.            

Project WILD, is a set of multidisciplinary wildlife and conservation activities targeted to grades K-12 and currently is used in all 50 states and internationally. Project WILD activities are correlated to the original Maine Learning Results in math, science, language arts, social studies and visual/performing arts.            

The workshop is open to 30 applicants. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, November 13, 2007. Participants much bring their lunch.            

Project WILD is sponsored by Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and the UMFK Academic Outreach.            

To register, please contact Donald Eno at (207) 834-7835 or e-mail Eno at deno@maine.edu with your name, address, phone number and e-mail.