Growing Up WILD
Exploring Nature with Young Children
NJSM Wednesday, March 26, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Growing Up WILD 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. Using a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides a foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world, as well as lifelong social and academic skills.
The Division of Fish & Wildlife in partnership with Morris County Park Commission offers professional development workshops for early childhood educators in using Growing Up WILD. The workshop fosters confidence in early childhood educators to lead outdoor explorations by providing ready-made activities, easily digestible background information, and field investigation opportunities that correlate with the activities.
Each participant gets the activity guide, which is written especially for early childhood educators of children aged 3-7. It features 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature-based activities; and includes arts & crafts, music, conservation activities, reading and math connections, and involves social, emotional and cognitive domains to help foster learning and development.
For information about the workshop, contact Liz Jackson at (908) 637-4125 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for the workshop, contact Kerry Scott at (609) 984-8487 or send email to email@example.com. Space is limited for this free workshop so sign up soon!