Hands On Workshops
These dynamic workshops provide focused attention to resources and topics related to classroom needs.
April 17, 2019
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Kellogg Environmental Center
500 Hawthorne Ave. Derby, CT
Air Quality - EPA Flag Program
Schools, centers and organizations are invited to attend this workshop. Become part of the network of sites helping people understand the importance of clean air for better health of our environment and selves. Learn how air is monitored and participate in ways to involve students using outdoor investigations. Participants will receive:
- Training in Air Now site and resources
- Activities to engage youth and public in outdoor investigations
- Set of EPA Flags for community engagement
April 23, 2019
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinosaur State Park
400 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT
WILD about ELA-
Learn methods to connect wildlife and environmental science with Common Core Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy. Registration fee: $40 per person with discounts for 2 or more educators from the same school or organization. To register, call 203-734-2513 or visit
this registration website.
May 1, 2019
Make it a Festival -
Bring engagement and exploration to students using outdoor based events and natural history topics. Find out how CT DEEP State Parks Outreach can help support schools by bringing kids, resources and science standards together through a dynamic educational program
to obtain login information.
May 15, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kellogg Environmental Center,
500 Hawthorne Av., Derby, CT
Field Techniques for Environmental Studies -
Learn or brush up on your field techniques to monitor streams, fields, shorelines and other ecosystems. Alberto Mimo will lead you through implementing statistics and recording information for data use with students. Recommended for Middle School, High School, and College level teachers. Informal educators are invited to attend to increase skills in working with data and inventory records. Fee is 40.00 per person with discounts for 2 or more educators from the same school or organization.
Registration is required
Thursday, May 30, 2019
9:00am - 3:00pm
James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
23 Potter Road, Hampton, Connecticut
Connecticut’s Changing Forests: Tools and resources for teaching about forest health with Project Learning Tree -
This workshop is designed for middle/high school teachers and non-formal educators who want to include forests in their curriculum. Using nationally recognized curriculum from Project Learning Tree, as well as local experts and guides, we will focus on the influence of gypsy moth in Connecticut’s forests. Teachers will be provided with hands-on lessons and ideas that will help them teach their students about forests while staying aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.
Registration is required
., fee $35.00 per person.. Contact Beth Bernard
(860) 455-9534 for additional information or assistance. .