FREE Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop

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Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center

3940 Keystone Road

Tarpon Springs, FL 34688

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This four-hour workshop will feature the award-winning environmental education curriculum, Growing Up WILD as part of Project Wild. Participants will engage in fun and educational activities to learn the curriculum first-hand. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive a full-color 11” x 17”Activity Guide featuring 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature-based, ready-made thematic units and over 400 experiences.

Please feel free to bring your own lunch and stay and enjoy the preserve after the workshop ends. Please bring a reusable water bottle.

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“Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife. The goal of Project WILD is to assist learners of any age in developing awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment resulting in informed decisions, responsible behavior, and constructive actions concerning wildlife and the environment.” Read more here.

The activity guide, Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children:

  • Is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.
  • Is a multi-award winning program having received the 2009 Family Choice Award and the 2011 Renewable Natural Resource Foundation Excellence in Journalism Award.
  • Is written especially for early childhood educators of children ages 3-7.
  • Features 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature-based, ready-made thematic units and over 400 experiences in a full-color 11”x17” activity guide.
  • Includes outdoor explorations, scientific inquiry, art projects, music and movement, conservation activities, reading and math connections and "Healthy Me" extensions.
  • Involves social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive domains to help foster learning and development in all areas.
  • Supports developmentally appropriate practice allowing children to learn at levels that are individually, socially, and culturally appropriate.
  • Is correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and the Head Start Domains.


Questions? Please contact Lara Milligan at 727-453-6905 or lara317@ufl.edu. If contacting via email, please put “Project WILD” in the subject line. Thank you!

UF/IFAS Extension provides practical education you can trust, to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

An Equal Opportunity Institution. Ethnic background and racial information are collected to comply with Federal reporting requirements.


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 class you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Prior to two working days before the class, please contact the Office of Human Rights, 400 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Suite 500, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 464-4062 (Voice/TDD).

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Tarpon Springs, FL 34688

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