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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources' (IDNR) Division of Education sponsors educator workshops through the ENTICE program. These workshops offer Professional Development Hours for teachers.

Please register for workshops through the link shown with each workshop description. A nonrefundable registration fee is required. The fee is $10.00 per person per workshop unless stated otherwise in the workshop description. Should you have questions about workshop registration please email (dnr.teachkids@illinois.gov) or call (217-524-4126) the IDNR Division of Education. Should the IDNR cancel a workshop, registrants will receive a credit certificate toward registration at another workshop of the same type (on site or online). Some restrictions apply.


2017-2019 Workshop Schedule | Fall 2017 | Winter 2018 | Spring 2018 | Summer 2018 | Fall 2018 | Spring 2019 |

Fall 2017 | Top of Page |

Course Name:  Introducing Early Childhood Students to the Nature of Fall
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Giant City State Park, Makanda
Date(s):  November 4, 2017
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 Fall is a great season for young children to explore nature! There is so much to see and learn. Join us to discover what nature can tell us in fall. We’ll take a hike to put our knowledge to work and will feature the Field Trip Pack from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). We'll be incorporating animal tracks, animal signs, seeds and changes in leaves, too. We’ll show you how to support the teaching of several of the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards for science and Next Generation Science Standards with your students. Although targeted to grades prekindergarten through two, all educators are welcome to register for the workshop, but the information may need to be adapted, as appropriate. You’ll take away numerous resources to use with young children when learning about nature. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the IDNR. REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 A.M. ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 OR SOONER IF THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF REGISTRANTS IS REACHED.

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Course Name:  Aquatic Ecosystems: Lake Michigan Ecology
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago
Date(s):  November 4, 2017
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 Lake Michigan is one of Illinois’ greatest natural resources. Come to this workshop and learn about the complex relationships between the lake and its inhabitants. We’ll learn about adaptations that are important for survival in the lake. Hands-on activities will be conducted and supplemental educational resources will be provided. Relevant correlations to Next Generation Science Standards will be provided and discussed. Although targeted to teachers of grades kindergarten, one, three and four, other educators are welcome to register and attend the workshop but may need to adapt the materials as appropriate. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 A.M. ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017, OR AS SOON AS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF REGISTRANTS IS REACHED.

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Winter 2018 | Top of Page |

Course Name:  Introducing Early Childhood Students to the Nature of Winter
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe
Date(s):  January 13, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 Winter is a great time to introduce young children to nature! There is so much to see and learn. Where do you begin? Join us to discover what nature can tell us in the winter and how to interpret the information. We’ll take a hike to put our knowledge to work and will feature the Field Trip Pack from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). We'll be incorporating animal tracks, winter camouflage and plant and animal survival strategies, too. Relevant correlations to Next Generation Science Standards and Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards will be provided and discussed. Although targeted to grades prekindergarten through two, all educators are welcome to register for the workshop, but the information may need to be adapted, as appropriate. You’ll take away numerous resources to use with young children when learning about nature. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the IDNR.

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Course Name:  Wildlife Basics for Early Childhood Educators
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Giant City State Park, Makanda
Date(s):  March 16, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 This workshop for educators of grades prekindergarten through two will provide you with the information and resources that you need to successfully teach about and observe wildlife. We’ll focus on the life history of common wildlife species, and we’ll go on a hike to look for wildlife and their signs. You’ll receive training in using basic equipment. We’ll also discuss developing wildlife habitat on your school grounds. We’ll show you how to support the teaching of several of the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards for science and Next Generation Science Standards with your students. You’ll take away numerous resources to use with young children when learning about nature. Professional Development Hours are available. Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, this workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program.

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Spring 2018 | Top of Page |

Course Name:  Animal Adaptations and the Next Generation Science Standards
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago
Date(s):  March 24, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 Animal adaptations are directly related to several of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Come to this workshop to learn the types of adaptations that animals in Illinois exhibit, how they are important for survival, how they can vary among individuals of the same species and how they can be related to specific habitats and behaviors. We’ll provide you with activities and resources that are relevant to the NGSS (K-LS1-1 , 1-LS1-1, 1-LS1-2, 2-LS2-2, 3-LS4-2, 4-LS1-1) and will allow for easy incorporation into your classroom. Although targeted to grades kindergarten through four, teachers of other grade levels are welcome to attend but may need to adapt the information as appropriate. Professional Development Hours are available. Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, this workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program.

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Course Name:  Introducing Early Childhood Students to the Nature of Spring
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown
Date(s):  April 7, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 Spring is a wonderful season for young children to explore nature! There is so much to see and learn. Join us to discover what nature can tell us in spring. We’ll take a hike to put our knowledge to work and will feature the Field Trip Pack from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). We’ll show you how to support the teaching of several of the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards for science and Next Generation Science Standards with your students. Although targeted to educators of grades prekindergarten through two, all educators are welcome to register for the workshop, but the information may need to be adapted, as appropriate. You’ll take away numerous resources to use with young children when teaching about nature. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the IDNR.

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Course Name:  Introducing Early Childhood Students to the Nature of Spring
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Giant City State Park, Makanda
Date(s):  April 13, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 Spring is a wonderful season for young children to explore nature! There is so much to see and learn. Join us to discover what nature can tell us in spring. We’ll take a hike to put our knowledge to work and will feature the Field Trip Pack from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). We’ll show you how to support the teaching of several of the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards for science and Next Generation Science Standards with your students. Although targeted to grades prekindergarten through two, all educators are welcome to register for the workshop, but the information may need to be adapted, as appropriate. You’ll take away numerous resources to use with young children when learning about nature. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the IDNR.

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Course Name:  Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat Development
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe
Date(s):  April 14, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 How’s your habitat? Join us to learn how you and your students can take action to improve wildlife habitat on your school grounds. Educators of grades prekindergarten through middle school will learn basic habitat design, development and maintenance techniques. Become aware of grant opportunities and obtain supplemental materials to help you get started with your own schoolyard habitat development. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

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Course Name:  Illinois Frogs and Toads
Program:  ENTICE
Location: The Morton Arboretum, Lisle
Date(s):  April 21, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 Hop on over to The Morton Arboretum and join us for this workshop about Illinois’ frogs and toads. Designed for educators of grades prekindergarten through four, you’ll learn about these amazing creatures and receive many Illinois-specific resources. Anuran life history, identification, relationships to other organisms and adaptations will be among the topics covered. Teachers of other grades are welcome to register for the workshop but will need to adapt the information, as appropriate. Professional Development Hours are available. Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, this workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program.

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Course Name:  Illinois Frogs and Toads
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Cache River Visitors Center, Cypress
Date(s):  April 23, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 Hop on over to the Cache River Wetlands Visitors’ Center and join us for this workshop about Illinois’ frogs and toads. Designed for educators of grades prekindergarten through four, you’ll learn about these amazing creatures and receive many Illinois-specific resources. Anuran life history, identification, relationships to other organisms and adaptations will be among the topics covered. Relevant correlations to Next Generation Science Standards and Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards will be provided and discussed. Teachers of other grades are welcome to register for the workshop but will need to adapt the information, as appropriate. Professional Development Hours are available. Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, this workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program.

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Course Name:  Monarch Mania
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Giant City State Park, Makanda
Date(s):  May 12, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 Join us to learn about the life history and conservation status of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). You will take part in many hands-on activities and will receive supplemental educational resources to help you meet several Next Generation Science Standards with your students. We'll provide options for actions that you, your students and the community can take to help monarchs, too. Although targeted to teachers of grades prekindergarten through five, educators of all grade levels are welcome to register for the workshop but may need to adapt the materials and information. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

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Course Name:  Using Children’s Nonfiction in PreK-Second Grade Science
Program:  ENTICE
Location: WIU Quad Cities Campus, Moline
Date(s):  May 19, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 Join us for this workshop dedicated to showing early childhood educators (grades prekindergarten through two) how you can use children’s nonfiction to help your students learn about Illinois fish and wildlife while meeting Common Core State Standards that emphasize nonfiction. We’ll investigate field guides and incorporate resources from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) as well. We’ll spend some time outdoors learning to observe and use the field guides. Led by Dr. Laverne Logan of Western Illinois University, you’ll take away resources, ideas and experiences that can be incorporated instantly into your curriculum. Professional Development Hours are available. Teachers of other grade levels are welcome to register for the workshop but may need to adapt the materials and information. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the IDNR.

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Course Name:  Organisms of Flowing Water
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford
Date(s):  June 9, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 Middle school and high school teachers are invited to attend this workshop designed to explore the organisms that live in and around a variety of flowing-water habitats. We’ll look at macro- and micro-invertebrates and food webs. We’ll conduct water-testing activities, too, and will discuss the effects humans have on aquatic environments. Suggestions for incorporating the Aquatic Illinois resources trunk into your teaching will be offered. Teachers of other grade levels are welcome to register for the workshop but may need to adapt the materials and information. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

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Course Name:  Survival in Numbers
Program:  ENTICE
Location: The Morton Arboretum, Lisle
Date(s):  June 16, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 How are animals helped by living in groups? Which animals in Illinois do so? What are some detriments to living in groups? How is life in a group different from life as an individual? Our instructors will answer these questions and provide information, activities and resources on this topic that can help you to meet Next Generation Science Standards K-LS1-1 and 3-LS2-1 with your students. Although targeted to teachers of grades kindergarten and three, educators of all grade levels are welcome to register for the workshop but may need to adapt the materials and information. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Register at https://www.enticeworkshops.com.

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Summer 2018 | Top of Page |

Course Name:  Monarch Mania
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe
Date(s):  June 23, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 Join us to learn about the life history and conservation status of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). You will take part in many hands-on activities and will receive supplemental educational resources to help you meet several Next Generation Science Standards with your students. We'll provide options for actions that you, your students and the community can take to help monarchs, too. Although targeted to teachers of grades prekindergarten through five, educators of all grade levels are welcome to register for the workshop but may need to adapt the materials and information. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

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Course Name:  Wetland Wonders
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Gardner Camp, Hull
Date(s):  July 17, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 We’ll make a splash as we explore the fascinating organisms that live in Illinois’ wetlands. We’ll learn about their life history and identification and will put the skills to practice as we visit a wetland on the grounds of Gardner Camp. Hands-on activities will be conducted, and you’ll receive supplemental educational resources. Relevant correlations to Next Generation Science Standards and Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards will be provided and discussed. Although targeted to teachers of grades prekindergarten through four, other educators are welcome to register and attend the workshop but may need to adapt the materials as appropriate. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

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Course Name:  Wildlife Basics for Early Childhood Educators
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown
Date(s):  July 18, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 This workshop for educators of grades prekindergarten through two will provide you with the information and resources that you need to successfully teach about and observe wildlife. We’ll focus on the life history of common wildlife species, and we’ll go on a hike to look for wildlife and their signs. You’ll receive training in using basic equipment. We’ll also discuss developing wildlife habitat on your school grounds. We’ll show you how to support the teaching of several of the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards for science and Next Generation Science Standards with your students. You’ll take away numerous resources to use with young children when learning about nature. Professional Development Hours are available. Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, this workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program.

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Course Name:  Asian Carps: Activities for Middle School and High School Students that Support NGSS
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago
Date(s):  September 15, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 Asian carps are nonnative fishes that have invaded the waterways of Illinois and many other states. These species are responsible for enormous economic, recreational and environmental impacts. At this workshop, we’ll provide an introduction to their life history as well as data to quantify their effects. Containment methods being used in Illinois to keep Asian carps out of Lake Michigan will be discussed. Student lessons relevant to Next Generation Science Standards MS-LS2-4 and HS-LS2-7 will be incorporated. Although targeted to middle school and high school educators, teachers of other grade levels are welcome to attend but may need to adapt the information as appropriate. Professional Development Hours are available. Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, this workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program.

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Fall 2018 | Top of Page |

Course Name:  Pollinators and the Prairie
Program:  ENTICE
Location: The Morton Arboretum, Lisle
Date(s):  September 22, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 Explore the hidden world of pollinators and their unique relationship with the plants they pollinate. This workshop will give you a hands-on look at plants and pollinators in action, including a visit to The Morton Arboretum's prairie and beehives. Experience hands-on activities that can be instantly implemented into your curriculum. Relevant correlations to Next Generation Science Standards will be provided and discussed. Although targeted to teachers of grades kindergarten through four, all educators are welcome to register for this workshop but may need to adapt the materials for their students, as appropriate. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

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Course Name:  Introducing Early Childhood Students to the Nature of Fall
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe
Date(s):  September 29, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 Fall is a great season for young children to explore nature! There is so much to see and learn. Join us to discover what nature can tell us in fall. We’ll take a hike to put our knowledge to work and will feature the Field Trip Pack from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). We'll be incorporating animal tracks, animal signs, seeds and changes in leaves, too. We’ll show you how to support the teaching of several of the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards for science and Next Generation Science Standards with your students. Although targeted to grades prekindergarten through two, all educators are welcome to register for the workshop, but the information may need to be adapted, as appropriate. You’ll take away numerous resources to use with young children when learning about nature. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the IDNR.

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Course Name:  Wildlife Basics for Early Childhood Educators
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Kendall County Forest Preserve District, Yorkville
Date(s):  October 6, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 This workshop for educators of grades prekindergarten through two will provide you with the information and resources that you need to successfully teach about and observe wildlife. We’ll focus on the life history of common wildlife species, and we’ll go on a hike to look for wildlife and their signs. You’ll receive training in using basic equipment. We’ll also discuss developing wildlife habitat on your school grounds. We’ll show you how to support the teaching of several of the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards for science and Next Generation Science Standards with your students. You’ll take away numerous resources to use with young children when learning about nature. Professional Development Hours are available. Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, this workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program.

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Course Name:  Illinois Tree Squirrels
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Giant City State Park, Makanda
Date(s):  November 3, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 How much do you really know about squirrels? Come to this workshop and learn about the life history of Illinois’ three species of tree squirrels. We’ll go for a hike to observe squirrels and evidence of their presence. We’ll look at how you can use squirrel observations to help you meet some of the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards in science and Next Generation Science Standards and will introduce you to Project Squirrel, a citizen science program that can be incorporated into your teaching. Although targeted to teachers of grades prekindergarten, kindergarten, one, two and four, all educators are welcome to register for this workshop but may need to adapt the materials for their students, as appropriate. Supplemental resources will be provided. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

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Course Name:  Illinois Biodiversity 101
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago
Date(s):  November 3, 2018
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 What is biodiversity? Does Illinois have much biodiversity? How are plants and animals adapted for survival in the four major habitat types in the state? Can some species live in all of these habitats? We’ll answer these questions and provide much more information about aquatic, woodland, wetland and urban habitats and their inhabitants in this introduction to the natural resources of our state. Relevant correlations to Next Generation Science Standards will be provided and discussed. Numerous supplemental educational items will be provided. Although targeted to educators of grades kindergarten and three, educators of other grade levels are welcome to register but may need to adapt the materials as appropriate. Professional Development Hours are available. Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, this workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program.

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Spring 2019 | Top of Page |

Course Name:  Introducing Early Childhood Students to the Nature of Spring
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe
Date(s):  April 6, 2019
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 Spring is a wonderful season for young children to explore nature! There is so much to see and learn. Join us to discover what nature can tell us in spring. We’ll take a hike to put our knowledge to work and will feature the Field Trip Pack from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). We’ll show you how to support the teaching of several of the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards for science and Next Generation Science Standards with your students. Although targeted to grades prekindergarten through two, all educators are welcome to register for the workshop, but the information may need to be adapted, as appropriate. You’ll take away numerous resources to use with young children when learning about nature. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the IDNR.

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Course Name:  Teaching Young Learners about Birds
Program:  ENTICE
Location: The Morton Arboretum, Lisle
Date(s):  April 27, 2019
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 We see birds nearly every day. They are accessible to learn from and can be enticed to come to your school yard. They can instigate curiosity in young learners. How do you teach young learners to observe and learn about birds? At this workshop, we’ll provide you with activities, resources and hands-on experiences to help you teach about the birds around your school. Relevant correlations to Next Generation Science Standards and Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards will be provided and discussed. Although targeted to educators of grades prekindergarten through four, educators of other grade levels are welcome to register but may need to adapt the materials as appropriate. Professional Development Hours are available. Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, this workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program.

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Course Name:  Introducing Early Childhood Students to the Nature of Summer
Program:  ENTICE
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe
Date(s):  June 8, 2019
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 Summer is a great season for young children to explore nature! There is so much to see and learn. Join us to discover what nature can tell us in summer. We’ll take a hike to put our knowledge to work and will feature the Field Trip Pack from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). We'll be incorporating several topics. Although targeted to grades prekindergarten through three, all educators are welcome to register for the workshop, but the information may need to be adapted, as appropriate. You’ll take away numerous resources to use with young children when learning about summer nature. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the IDNR.

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
ENTICE workshops provide natural resources information, instructional methods and supplemental educational materials. When incorporated into lessons with students, the materials provided encourage and promote stewardship of our state’s natural resources. ENTICE also offers participants the opportunity to network with other educators in a friendly, cooperative, learning environment.

Illinois ENTICE provides the following items for participants.

  • free workshop/resource materials
  • meals during the workshop
  • opportunities to connect with natural resources and education professionals
  • lesson plans and activities correlated to the Illinois Learning Standards
  • for teachers, continuing professional development units

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Workshops are open to all educators and are designed for targeted grade levels. Maximum enrollment for each course is 30 participants.


Have questions? Contact the IDNR Division of Education at dnr.teachkids@illinois.gov or 217-524-4126.

 

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