9:30 am09:30

Project Learning Tree Educators Workshop

  • Portage Lakefront & Riverwalk

Educators, naturalists, scout leaders, and other youth leaders are invited to try a wide variety of activities they can use to teach about the environment at this hands-on Project Learning Tree workshop for both formal and informal educators. You'll learn interdisciplinary activities that teach students about the environment, and each participant who completes the full six-hour workshop will receive a guide packed with 96 broad-based, hands-on, easy to use (and fun) activities for grades pre-K through 8. Indiana teachers can receive Professional Growth Points and Illinois Teachers can receive CPDUs for attending the workshop. Graduate credit is also available for an additional fee. Space is limited. Sign up early for this popular program.

Tuition: $35 includes lunch and materials. Register online >

9:30 am09:30

Gardening with Native Plants and Pollinators

  • Paul H. Douglas Center For Environmental Education

Learn about native plants and pollinators specific to the dunes region and receive guidance on how to incorporate native species into your home or school garden. Individuals who enjoy gardening will especially appreciate this workshop, which will offer a variety of techniques and suggestions for getting garden-ready!    

Tuition: $35 includes lunch and materials. Registration link coming soon.

Dec 3

Teachers Go to the Movies!

  • Dunes Learning Center

Learn how to incorporate films into your classroom curricula at this 2-day retreat-style workshop. View a variety of locally-themed documentaries such as Shifting Sands and Everglades of the North and, using corresponding curricula materials, infuse regional topics into classroom lessons. Enjoy a relaxing and fun overnight workshop with other educators and discuss ways to engage students in local issues. Participants will receive a copy of Shifting Sands and Everglades of the North to take home. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.