The Alabama Department of Conservation does not conduct these workshops, but coordinates with other entities who provide the workshops in different locations around the state. If you are interested in attending a workshop, email your name and location to Kim.Nix@dcnr.alabama.gov.
Whether from the urban areas or the rural areas of Alabama, children are interested in wildlife. Project WILD uses our natural curiosity about animals to teach a variety of subjects through hands-on, active learning. This curriculum also uses hands-on activities to learn about wildlife and their habitat needs. Project WILD teaches how to think, not what to think. The Project WILD Curriculum and Activity Guide is only available after completing a six-hour workshop.
Many of the Project WILD activities are designed for integration into existing courses of study. Each activity gives: objectives, method, background information, materials list, procedures, evaluation suggestions, recommendation of grade levels, subject areas taught, duration, group size, setting, and key terms with a glossary. Project WILD lists the activities by: activity name, conceptual framework, grade, subject, topic, setting, and skill.
If you are interested in attending a Project Wild workshop, email Kim.Nix@dcnr.alabama.gov with your name and location in Alabama. The Alabama Department of Conservation does not conduct workshops, but coordinates with other entities who provide the workshops in different locations around the state.
For more general information about Project WILD, visit the national Project WILD Website. Project WILD facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of wildlife resources and conservation of habitats.
Growing up Wild
Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences,Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.
The activity guide, Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children:
- 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.
For more general information about Growing Up WILD, visit the national Growing Up WILD Web site.
Although the ideal way to obtain a Growing Up Wild guidebook is by attending a workship, you may purchase on without attending a workshop. http://www.projectwild.org/GrowingUpWILD/sendmail/order.htm