ECO Teacher Training Workshop 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Friday, July 28, 2017 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
Exploring Environmental Education Curriculum Options 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.
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 24-28, 2017
All classes will run from 9:00am – 3:30pm, doors open at 8:30am.
Day 1 – The School of Ants and more!
Day 2 – Microplastics and Water Quality
Day 3 – Wildlife Conservation in Africa
Day 4 – Litterati and Keep Pinellas Beautiful
Day 5 – Project Learning Tree
- This year's focus is on citizen science activities you can do with you students on a wide variety of environmental topics from bugs to butts (of cigarettes that is).
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 email@example.com
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Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center - Pinellas County Extension
Pinellas County Extension at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural and cultural history of the area in order to demonstrate the balance between our needs and the needs of natural Florida. For more information please call (727) 453-6800.
CENTER HOURS: Thursday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
NEW! Sunday 11:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
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