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GUW – Reconnecting Children with Nature

Fossil & Prairie Center 1227 215th St, Rockford, IA

This workshop leads you out the door and provides hands on activities and resource materials to help you lead your own nature explorations. Growing Up WILD activities use age appropriate practices and concepts to build on children’s sense of wonder and invites them to explore nature and the world around them. Specially written for children ... Read more

Basic Paddling Skills

Briggs Woods Park 2450-2498 Briggs Woods, Webster City, IA

Teaching outdoor skills courses scheduled! The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is sponsoring six courses on how to teach outdoor skills for K–12 teachers, naturalists and other educators this spring and summer. Courses filled quickly in 2021, so register early to secure your spot. Hands-on sessions (indoors and outside) will provide introductory skills instruction ... Read more

Introduction to Basic Outdoor Skills

Big Creek State Park Polk City, IA

Teaching outdoor skills courses scheduled! The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is sponsoring six courses on how to teach outdoor skills for K–12 teachers, naturalists and other educators this spring and summer. Courses filled quickly in 2021, so register early to secure your spot. Hands-on sessions (indoors and outside) will provide introductory skills instruction ... Read more

Fish Iowa! Basic Fishing

Kent Park 2048 US-6, Oxford, IA

Teaching outdoor skills courses scheduled! The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is sponsoring six courses on how to teach outdoor skills for K–12 teachers, naturalists and other educators this spring and summer. Courses filled quickly in 2021, so register early to secure your spot. Hands-on sessions (indoors and outside) will provide introductory skills instruction ... Read more

GUW – Reconnecting Children with Nature

Environmental Learning Center 3300 Cedar St, Muscatine, IA

This workshop leads you out the door and provides hands on activities and resource materials to help you lead your own nature explorations. Growing Up WILD activities use age appropriate practices and concepts to build on children’s sense of wonder and invites them to explore nature and the world around them. Specially written for children ... Read more

Hunter Education

Olofson Shooting Range 11652 NW Nissen Drive, Polk City, IA

Teaching outdoor skills courses scheduled! The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is sponsoring six courses on how to teach outdoor skills for K–12 teachers, naturalists and other educators this spring and summer. Courses filled quickly in 2021, so register early to secure your spot. Hands-on sessions (indoors and outside) will provide introductory skills instruction ... Read more

Outdoor Inquiry for Early Learners

Springbrook State Park 2437 160th Rd, Guthrie Center, IA

July 12-13, 2022 Springbrook State Park Guthrie Center, IA Participants will learn how to build upon children’s sense of wonder about the world around them through relevant, inquiry-based exploration. Participants will be introduced to strategies, skills, and resources (including Growing Up WILD and Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood) to help them lead children in age-appropriate, ... Read more

Field Investigations Using Projects WILD, Aquatic WILD, Learning Tree

Kent Park 2048 US-6, Oxford, IA

July 19-20, 2022 Kent Park, Oxford, Iowa The goal of this course is to help you utilize a STEM-based approach that incorporates local natural resources as unifying themes to implement Iowa Core concepts in your curriculum. Participants will conduct field investigations in aquatic, forest, and prairie habitats, and experience related activities from the national award-winning ... Read more