Sunday, January 31, 2010
Despite the threat of rain, 8 educators took to the trails to try out activities geared for K-12 students. A combination workshop, highlighting Project Wild and Project Learning Tree curriculum guides, covered a variety of topics all geared to foster appreciation and model responsible actions in a fun learning environment.
From ants to vultures, the Schoolyard Safari (PLT) activity introduced new fun facts and talked about different teaching techniques. While investigating along the Wetland Walk, materials were collected on pant legs and jacket sleeves for the next activity, 'Seed Need' (WILD), that shows how plants get around without feet of their own.
Most of the educators in this workshop are current or new facilitators with the Camp Bayou Nature Center programs for youth groups, which include schools, summer camps, scout troops and homeschool groups.
Participants: Jeri, George, Ruth, Polly, Andrea, Herb, Carol and Anne.