2022 ECO Educator Workshop

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Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center

3940 Keystone Rd

Tarpon Springs, FL 34688

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Join us as we celebrate our 10th annual offering of Exploring Environmental Education Curriculum Options (ECO) Educator Workshop!

About this event

See what the training is all about in our two promo videos: Video 1 or Video 2

Note: This year's workshop is planned for in-person, but may switch to online pending on the status of COVID come July.

Exploring Environmental Education Curriculum Options (ECO) Teacher Training Workshop

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Pinellas County's Natural Resources Agent has teamed up with St. Petersburg College, College of Education Professor to offer this nationally award-winning, week-long environmental education workshop for pre-service elementary & ESE education students, current elementary & ESE teachers, and non-formal educators. Note: Middle school educators are welcome to participate as well!

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with tools and information to interpret the natural world and impart the need for resource conservation to their audience. Using local, state, and national curricula correlated to Florida Standards, participants will be given activities and resources to help foster environmental knowledge and good environmental stewardship in their students.

Each day will feature different environmental subjects and professional speakers will be brought in to provide background knowledge to participants. Workshop sessions will conclude with a reflection and an evaluation of the day’s activities. Certificates will be awarded for the completion of specific portions of the training as well as a final certificate of completion.

Note: Curriculum taught each year is different, so if you have participated in the past, you can participate again for a whole new educational experience! 


ECO Teacher Training Workshop at Brooker Creek Preserve

July 11-15, 2022

All classes will run from 9:00am – 3:30pm, doors open at 8:30am.

This year's workshop will feature an amazing line-up of environmental education curriculum. I'm honestly beyond excited for this year's workshop:

• Monday - The NEW UF/IFAS Florida Youth Naturalist curriculum

• Tuesday - Project WET (we will feature different activities than in past years)

• Wednesday - Featuring a brand NEW curriculum from Archbold Biological Station (I won't tell you more because I want it to be an awesome surprise) and special guest from Canvas of the Wild

• Thursday - Another first for us, the Wildflower Foundation!

• Friday - Project Learning Tree as always with something new and different ;-)

Note: Pinellas County School teachers who attend this week-long training will earn 30 component points. To ensure you receive your points, please use this link to sign up.


UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. At least 10 days prior to the event, contact Lara Milligan at 727-453-6905 or lara317@ufl.edu.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.

Questions? Contact Lara Milligan at 727-453-6905 or lara317@ufl.edu 

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