CONTACT:
Judy Tumosa: 603-271-0456
Marilyn Wyzga: 603-271-1197
Mary Goodyear: (603) 419-0256
April 12, 2007

Summer Teacher Training Available

CONCORD, N.H. -- Know a teacher who wants to have a WILD summer? Let them know about these summer learning opportunities available from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (for cost and registration information, click here):

SERESC, WET, WILD and PLT Workshop - June 25-27 and July 11-12, 2007, at N.H. Fish and Game headquarters in Concord. Five-day professional development for science teachers called "The Nature of Science: Unleashing the Scientist Within." This hands-on workshop will focus on science process skills and use of the three projects to help teach those skills as well as the application of science skills to environmental research, reading and writing and much more. Click here to register online at www.seresc.net/events. For more information, call Robin Knight at 603-206-6816 or email rknight@seresc.net at SERESC (Southeast Regional Education Service Center). Participants will receive resource materials for Project WET, Project WILD and Project Learning Tree. Project WILD is sponsored in the state by New Hampshire Fish and Game.

Watershed Ecology Institute -- July 23-27 and July 30-August 3, 2007, at Bow High School. This is an undergraduate and graduate level summer program for educators and community leaders and can offer continuing education credits for teachers, licensed foresters and certified wetland scientists. It also provides core training for teachers who want to participate in the Watershed Education Program offered by N.H. Fish and Game, a program closely aligned with the New Hampshire Science Frameworks. The Watershed Ecology Institute is coordinated by Fish and Game, with technical support from UNH Cooperative Extension, N.H. Department of Environmental Services and other professionals. Each day focuses on a particular aspect of watershed ecology and offers hands-on techniques for applying science in real world situations. Contact Judy Tumosa, Fish and Game Aquatic Resources Education Coordinator, at 603-271-0456 or judy.l.tumosa@wildlife.nh.gov.

Curriculum Connections through Schoolyard Investigations -- August 14-16 and August 20-21, 2007, at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth. Fish and Game wildlife educators involved with the N.H. Education and Environment Team invite teachers to attend this summer institute for K-8 educators designed to incorporate the new science frameworks. Participants will learn about the landscape of New Hampshire and its wildlife through field study; create a schoolyard or community investigation tailored to their school and curriculum; and will receive the activity manuals for Projects WET, WILD, Learning Tree and HOME, in addition to the specific GLOBE Program materials. Contact Jennifer Bourgeault at jen.bourgeault@unh.edu or (603) 862-4178 or click to visit www.nhplt.org/NHEET.htm.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.

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