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Nebraska Game and Parks to offer Pollinators and Paperbacks educator workshop

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in investigating ways to use literature books to engage children in meaningful lessons during the virtual Pollinators and Paperbacks educator workshop April 27. This free workshop, designed for preschool aged formal and informal educators and daycare providers, will connect literature books with simple, long-term science investigations. The workshop begins at 6 p.m. Central time. Participants will receive pollinator-related, science-focused lessons, literature books and two hours of approved in-service. Registration can …

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Birds and Books educator workshop connecting science and literature

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska is home to more than 450 species of birds. They are easy to see and fun to watch, creating a fantastic opportunity to learn about science. A virtual Birds and Books educator workshop on April 20 will use literature books to teach science concepts to preschool aged children. Participants will receive bird-related and science-focused lesson ideas, and bird-related literature books. This free Nebraska Game and Parks Commission workshop, which begins at 6 p.m. Central time, is …

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Game and Parks to offer Growing Up WILD educator workshop

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Find resources, ideas and inspiration on how to use nature as your classroom by joining the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for a virtual Growing Up WILD educator workshop April 13. This workshop will focus on engaging young children in nature through discovery and science. Growing Up WILD is a high-quality, easy-to-use guide for all educators, after-school program leaders and in-home daycare providers working with children 3 through 7 years of age. Participants will receive the Growing …

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Schoolyard Bioblitz workshop April 27 at Schramm Education Center

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LINCOLN, Neb. – A Schoolyard Bioblitz workshop for formal and informal educators will be held at Schramm Education Center on April 27. This workshop, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will inform about citizen science, facilitating Bioblitz events, using iNaturalist in the classroom, and resources available for educators. A Bioblitz is a collaborative survey of the different species found within a defined area during a certain timeframe. It allows students to practice fieldwork, data collection, and the chance to learn …

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Nebraska Project WILD to offer educator workshop focusing on birds

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Project WILD will have a free educator workshop April 30 in Norfolk to help teachers engage their students through birds. It will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Elkhorn Valley Museum, 515 Queen City Blvd. Participants will receive a Birds of Nebraska field guide and Flying WILD: An Educators Guide to Celebrating Birds. Through more than 40 activities, the Flying WILD guide helps non-formal and formal teachers introduce students to birds and show …

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WILD About Mammals educator workshop Feb. 15 in Hastings

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Educators seeking ways to incorporate mammals into their curriculum are encouraged to attend a free workshop Feb. 15 in Hastings. Participants in the WILD About Mammals workshop will explore different topics that meet Nebraska standards regarding mammals. The workshop will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. the Hastings Museum, 1330 N. Burlington Ave. Topics will include food chains/food webs, adaptations and characteristics, habitats, anatomy, life cycles, etc. Contact Monica Macoubrie at monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov for more information or …

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Citizen science educator workshop Nov. 19 in Hastings

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Educators of younger students are invited to participate in a citizen science workshop Nov. 19 in Hastings. The workshop will be held at the Hastings Museum, 1330 N. Burlington Ave. Citizen science in the classroom provides opportunities for students to participate in real scientific investigations. Citizen science can inspire students to create meaningful connections to the natural world and help scientists gather data and monitor or interpret results to produce relevant research. Participants will receive an introduction …

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