For Middle School Teachers
Teacher professional development is at the core of creating environmentally literate students. Irvine offers several professional development courses that focus on content knowledge, curriculum development and resource connections.
Irvine offers several workshops for middle school teachers:
- Project Learning Tree (trees and forests) uses the forest as a “window” on the world to increase understanding of our environment while stimulating critical and creative thinking.
- Project WET (aquatic resources) promotes knowledge, awareness, appreciation and stewardship of water resources.
- Project WILD (wildlife) provides wildlife-based conservation and environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources.
- WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands provides a resourceful and creative collection of wetland activities, information and ideas. This workshop will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017.
- Flying WILD (wildlife) is an educator’s workshop celebrating birds. Geared toward middle school students, with student- and volunteer-led activities. This workshop will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017.
Irvine is devoted to creating teacher programs that are relevant and meaningful, and your input is crucial. Send us your ideas and we will see what we can do! For more information on teacher professional development programs please contact Irvine’s Manager of School Programs & Urban Education Katie Roof at 443-738-9214.