Date:   July 3, 2018

Contact:    Eileen Tramontana, Executive Director

                  352-357-7536

When:  July 27, 2018 from 9 AM to 4 PM

Where:  520 E. CR 44, Eustis

What:  Summer Educator Opportunity

Summer time is when educators have the freedom to work on their own education and develop new skills for the classroom. The Trout Lake Nature Center is hosting a combined professional development opportunity for both formal and non-formal educators on July 27 from 9 AM to 4 PM. It will be an education twofer where educators receive training in two national programs—Project WILD and Project WET 2.0.

Project WILD was developed to create awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment that lead to informed decisions, responsible behavior and constructive actions concerning wildlife and the environment. Similar to WILD, Project WET believes that water is a finite resource that must be managed and protected. Both programs have guides with interdisciplinary activities for the PreK to 12 classroom. These program are correlated to state and national education standards and even some science text books such as Addison Wesley and Holt Science.

Through hands-on, multidisciplinary activities, participants will learn how to use these engaging lessons in their programs or classrooms. The workshop is designed for both elementary and secondary educators and for the science and non-science teacher.

This workshop offers exciting new teaching ideas for use in science, math, social studies, language arts, physical education, music, art, and more! Learn how to use these hands-on activities to fit into your school’s STEM program. Participating teachers are also eligible for in-service credit.

To register for this workshop go to www.universe.com/wetwild2018. Cost to attend is $20 and includes lunch, both project manuals and other materials. For more information contact Eileen Tramontana at 352-357-7536, cell 386-916-6834 or tlnc.director@gmail.com.

About the Trout Lake Nature Center

The Trout Lake Nature Center, Inc. (TLNC) is a private, non-profit corporation established in 1989. TLNC’s mission is to preserve and maintain the native flora and fauna within the ecosystem; to instill knowledge and understanding of the interrelationships in the natural world with particular emphasis on water, wetlands, and wildlife; and to teach stewardship and promote conservation of our natural environment. For further information, please call the TLNC office at 352-357-7536.

Photo:  Educators learning about watersheds