PLEASE NOTE: At this time, workshop facilitators at Pennsylvania State Parks and Stroud Water Research Center are hopeful we can lead the in-person WET ‘n’ WILD Workshop while adhering to strict coronavirus disease (COVID-19) safety guidelines.
Our organizations are committed to following the best data available on COVID-19 to ensure the health and safety of our staff, education audiences, and greater community. This commitment includes restricting total participant numbers, reducing the original workshop time frame from six hours (9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) to four hours (1 – 4 p.m.), close adherence to close to CDC guidelines for social distancing, requiring attendees to also follow these guidelines, and reserving the right to cancel the workshop if in the best interest of public health.
Registrants will be notified in a timely manner of any COVID-19-associated changes to their workshop, with reimbursements available as needed. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
When: Saturday, July 25, 1 – 4 p.m. + optional 2-hour homework assignment (email) * Please note that the original workshop time was 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The new time frame reduces the workshop’s total duration as part of COVID-19 safety guidelines. Please plan to eat BEFORE you arrive. Short snack breaks will take place during the workshop.
Where: Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center, 2910 New Holland Rd, Reading, PA 19607
Audience: Pre-service teachers, current teachers, and non-formal educators in early childhood education (ages 3-7)
Cost: $25 for in-service teachers and educators, FREE for pre-service teachers (undergraduate students).
Act 48: Four Act 48 hours available for Pennsylvania teachers at in-person workshop. Two additional Act 48 hours can be earned by those who complete an optional homework assignment over email after the workshop.
Are you a pre-service teacher, in-service teacher, or non-formal educator looking for new ways to engage early childhood students in environmental and watershed education? Would you like to participate in environmental activities and discover educational resources designed for our littlest learners (ages 3-7)? Join educators from Stroud Water Research Center and Pennsylvania State Parks for the WET ‘n’ WILD Workshop for Early Childhood Educators!
Participants will receive the confidence, know-how, and TWO activity books to lead environmental education lessons from the nationally acclaimed Getting Little Feet WET and Growing Up WILD curricula for ages 3-7! Following the in-person workshop, participants may complete an optional homework assignment over email to earn two additional Act 48 hours (PA Certified Teachers) and become certified in BOTH curricula! Participants may choose to participate in the in-person component ONLY, but will not receive the two certifications without completing the homework.
Activities are held partly outdoors, so please dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign in. Teachers seeking Act 48 should bring their PPID #.
Questions? Contact Sarah Presogna, SPresogna@pa.gov, 610-796-3692.
- Fill out and submit the registration form.
- If you are a pre-service teacher (undgraduate student), you are done. If you are an in-service teacher, pay the program fee to complete your registration.