$20 member / $25 nonmember per person per workshop
Instructor: Tiffany Ritter
You work hard to make sure your students are having fun while learning, and we think continuing education for teachers should be the same! Come enjoy happy hour with us and have a great time learning natural ways to incorporate the environment into your lessons. Along with cold cans of Saint Arnold, glasses of wine, and light snacks, each workshop will include hands-on outdoor experiences, activities to take with you, recommended supplemental materials, and 2 credit hours for SBEC.
Thursday, January 20
Studies have shown year after year how time outdoors benefits our mental and physical wellbeing, increases focus, nurtures curiosity, and improves student performance. Taking your lessons outside can be a little intimidating at first. Leave this workshop armed with tips and tricks from our experienced environmental educators and easy introductory lessons for teaching outdoors.
Thursday, February 17
Schoolyards can be excellent habitats for birds and they make for easy study subjects to engage your students in outdoor learning. Learn how to find and participate in community science projects, practice using the latest apps to identify local birds, and plan easy ways to encourage birds to visit your schoolyard.
Thursday, April 21
Science is often the favorite subject of many school children and their natural curiosity could lead them to an exciting career in STEM. Participate in hands-on activities used by real scientists to study the natural world and practice ways to bring that experience into your classroom.
Thursday, May 19
Our urban spaces are habitats for many fascinating animals and they have a lot to teach us about being adaptable to changing conditions. Celebrate the creatures who share this city’s habitats with us, learn interesting facts about their role in a healthy ecosystem, and leave with lots of activities and stories to connect your students to the nature of Houston.