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Lake Metroparks Environmental Learning Center
June 17 - 19, 2013 • 9 am to 4 pm
Workshop Fee - $70.00
Lake Erie College - 2 credit hours - $450.00
"Outdoor Education For All" is a three-day teacher workshop that will showcase how the programs and facilities of Lake Metroparks can be integrated into your classroom curriculum. Participate in hands-on activities that correlate to the National Standards of Physical Education and integrate science, history and math into outdoor lessons. Participants will explore active, outdoor learning and will learn how the Lake Metroparks programs can get their students out of the building and into the outdoor classroom around the school and in the parks!
For Physical Education teachers K-12, as well as General Elementary teachers K-6 and Middle School Teachers of Science. For more information call (440) 375-7379.
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Lake Metroparks education programs are ENGAGING, EXCITING, and FUN.
- View our education brochure online (flip book).
- Search online through our database of school programs by grade level, program area, content standards, season, location, and subject
- Available in our parks or at your site
- Meets Academic Content
- Our programs are available year-round for all group sizes including individual classroom to school assemblies
- Supplement your curriculum with a program from Lake Metroparks
Lake Metroparks also offers::
Trees for Wildlife: Woody the Tree • Click here for more images
Lake Metroparks’ Trees for Wildlife is a nature education outreach program designed for all first graders in Lake County. Children discover the importance of trees through an interactive presentation of local wildlife and a visit from Woody, the friendly tree mascot of Trees for Wildlife, who shares a story and is then covered with animal puppets as students recall which animals use trees and how they are used. Woody raises his right branch as the students repeat the tree pledge and is often the recipient of thank you hugs and high fives. Children recite an adoption pledge with Woody the Tree and receive a certificate to care for their new tree.
2013 Trees for Wildlife school request form
Lake Metroparks began Trees for Wildlife with the purpose of sharing with first graders the importance of trees in their community. The goal of the program, now entering its 25th year, is to help students understand how plants, animals, the environment, and people are connected. To achieve this, students name some local animals that depend on trees for their survival, list ways trees benefit wildlife, and state ways people can help trees and wildlife. Additional activities for the students to complete before and after the program are provided to the teachers. Each child is presented with a hardy white spruce seedling and planting instructions.
Over 68,000 children have learned how plants, animals, the environment, and people are connected and received a tree to plant throughout the years the program has been presented. This year, nearly 2,600 students will participate.
The program, offered free of charge to all Lake County schools, involves Lake Metroparks staff, volunteers, and community partnership with the Lubrizol Corporation, which began its sponsorship of the program in 1991. This sponsorship funds the purchase of the trees for the children. A grant from the Charles L. Pack Foundation four years ago allowed for the purchase of two professionally made inflatable tree costumes and laptop computers with projectors.