Project WILD Online

Self-paced Educator Professional Development

SPECIAL OFFER for Fall 2022. Free online course for college faculty.  Register Here.


Project WILD Online courses bring environmental education professional development to your door. 

  • Learn at your own pace

  • Affordable

  • Convenient

  • Quality Content

 

We are currently offering courses in:

  • Growing Up WILD

  • Project WILD

  • Flying WILD

  • Climate & Wildlife

  • Aquatic WILD 
         NOTE: Due to limited capacity, registration is currently closed for Aquatic WILD

  • Making it Real:  Using EE to Teach Science and Prepare Future Leaders. Course available only for College Faculty (Coming soon)

Growing Up WILD

 

Who: Formal and non-formal educators of students ages 3-7
When: Currently ongoing
Cost: $20.60
How to register: Contact your state coordinator
Requirements: Purchasing the guide is helpful, but not required

 

Objectives and Expectations

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Lead three Growing Up WILD activities with students in your classroom.
  • Define and discuss why it is important to connect young learners with nature.
  • Use Growing Up WILD resources in the guide to further enhance your classroom activities.

As a student in this course, it is expected that you:

  • Can commit approximately 6-10 hours to complete readings, assignments, and assessments.
  • By participating in this course, you are agreeing to not share or distribute any of the Project WILD copyrighted activities. Materials regarding pedagogy and teaching style are available for distribution. 
  • Complete Lessons 1-4 and their associated assessments, as well as submit a final course assignment.

Prerequisites

  • No prior experience with Project WILD is necessary to complete this module.
  • Experience working with youth ages 3-7 in an educational setting is highly encouraged.

Project WILD

Who: Formal and non-formal educators of grades 3-12
When: Currently ongoing
Cost: $20.60
How to register: Contact your state coordinator
Requirements: None

Objectives and Expectations

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how wildlife management is funded in the United States
  • Discuss the importance of students using the outdoors as an integrated context for learning about wildlife
  • Modify three to six activities to use in your educational setting
  • Use the template to create a lesson to use in your educational setting

As a student in this course, it is expected that you:

  • Can commit approximately 10 hours to complete readings, assessments, and assignments.
  • Do not share or distribute copyrighted materials. By participating in this course, you are agreeing to not share or distribute any of the Project WILD activities. Materials regarding pedagogy and teaching style are available for distribution. 
  • Complete Lessons 1-5 and their associated assessments, as instructed by your Project WILD facilitator.

Prerequisites

  • None

Flying WILD

Who: Formal and non-formal educators of grades 4-8
When: Starting a new course Fall 2022
Cost: $20.60
How to register: Please visit our store
Requirements: Purchasing the guide is helpful, but not required

Objectives and Expectations

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create and deliver lessons about birds and/or bird stewardship projects.
  • Explain why birds are important to people for their ecological, economic, and cultural values.
  • Identify common bird species in North America using bird identification strategies.
  • Create models that demonstrate adaptations of birds and obstacles birds encounter during migration.
  • Explain the significance of artistic depictions of birds to cultural values, to learning about, and to the conservation of birds.
  • Explain how wild birds species are managed and conserved in North America, and describe stewardship activities for helping bird species conducted by individuals, community groups, and organizations.

As a student in this course, it is expected that you:

  • Can commit approximately 8 hours to complete readings, assessments, and assignments.
  • Complete Lessons 1-5 and their associated assessments, as well as submit a final feedback form.
  • Do not share distribute copyrighted materials that are restricted for distribution.

Prerequisites

  • None

Climate & Wildlife

Who: Formal and non-formal educators of grades 6-12
When: Starting a new course Fall 2022
Cost: $20.60
How to register: Please visit our store
Requirements: Purchasing the guide is helpful, but not required

Objectives and Expectations

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain basic concepts in climate change education and climate adaptation and describe strategies for teaching those concepts to your students;
  • Modify activities that focus on wildlife to teach about climate change and climate adaptation to use in your educational setting.

As a student in this course, it is expected that you:

  • Can commit approximately 8 hours to complete readings, assessments, and assignments.
  • Do not share or distribute copyrighted materials. By participating in this course, you are agreeing to not share or distribute any of the Project WILD activities. 
  • Complete Modules 1-6 and their associated assessments.
  • As part of Module 6 at the end of this course, submit the Course Feedback Form.

Prerequisites

  • None

Aquatic WILD - Coming Soon!

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 UPDATE:
  
ENROLLMENT FOR AQUATIC WILD ONLINE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.
Please check back in January 2023 for the next opportunity to enroll. 
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Who: Formal and non-formal educators of grades 3-12
When: Starting a new course Fall 2022
Cost: $20.60
How to register: Registration is currently closed. Reservation scheduled to resume in January 2023. 
Requirements: None

Objectives and Expectations

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe features of the Project WILD activity template.
  • Describe how you would adjust and implement at least four Aquatic WILD activities with students you teach.
  • Explain the ecological, economic, and cultural significance of wetlands and riparian (river and stream) habitats.
  • Explain at least three issues that affect the management and conservation of  aquatic wildlife species and habitats.

As a student in this course, it is expected that you:

  • Can commit approximately 8 hours to complete readings, assessments, and assignments.
  • Complete Lessons 1-5 and their associated assessments, as well as submit a final feedback form.
  • Do not share distribute copyrighted materials that are restricted for distribution.

Prerequisites

  • None

Making it Real:  Using EE to Teach Science and Prepare Future Leaders - Coming Soon!

Who: College Level Instructors/ Professors/ Faculty
When: Starting a new course Fall 2022
Cost: $20.60
How to register: Please visit our store
Requirements: Open to college level faculty