Getting WILD at Trailside with new workshop program

Photo Courtesy of Jim Lowney/County of Union MAJESTIC — The view from the gazebo at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside was enhanced by last week’s snowfall, and while snow was expected yesterday, temperatures have been noticeably getting warmer as spring draws closer and closer.
Photo Courtesy of Jim Lowney/County of Union
MAJESTIC — The view from the gazebo at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside was enhanced by last week’s snowfall, and while snow was expected yesterday, temperatures have been noticeably getting warmer as spring draws closer and closer.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will offer an “Aquatic WILD” teacher-training workshop for teachers of grades K-12, at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Thursday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Trailside is offering this new workshop, which is part of the Project WILD curriculum, for teachers in K-12 to learn new ideas and activities to bring back to the classroom. Developed by the Council for Environmental Education, in compliance with the New Jersey Core Curriculum standards, Project WILD Aquatic emphasizes aquatic wildlife and ecosystems. Based on the premise that young people and educators alike have an interest in learning about our natural world, this program underscores wildlife’s intrinsic value and addresses the need for us all to be responsible stewards of our planet.

Hands-on activities are designed for integration into existing courses of study for formal and non-formal educators. Participants receive six NJDOE professional education credits. A guidebook is included and morning refreshments will be served. The fee is $25 per person.
Pre-registration is preferred as space is limited. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits.

For additional information about this event call 908-789-3670 or visit on the web at www.ucnj.org/trailside.

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