This FREE workshop for K-5 educators and administrators will receive the opportunity to help children connect with nature while receiving the benefits of health and wellness. Educators can earn 16 Professional Growth Plan Points and receive a $200 stipend for integration of lessons into the classroom. Lectures and activities will include: exploring with your senses; guided imagery, creative writing, introducing school gardens, educational hikes, animal tracking and wildlife viewing.
Purdue Extension has posted its 2015 annual report online, highlighting the ways in which its many programs educated and empowered millions of people throughout Indiana and helped promote economic vitality statewide.
The Indiana Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) created a new Facebook page to announce national and state events. This national program developed through the 4-H Youth Development and FFA teaches wildlife identification, wildlife natural history and habitat management.
Students receive a hands-on look at some of the creatures living in rivers, they learn about water pollutants as well as the services that depend on the river. Jay Beugly, aquatics ecology specialist, FNR and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG), and Megan Gunn, research assistant working with Dr. Reuben Goforth and the FNR Aquatic Ecology Lab, give students the opportunity to experience the diversity of organisms living in streams.
The Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) is the largest national environmental education program for youth ages 8-19 and has received the Conservation Education Award by The Wildlife Society. Check out this new video, publication and web site for more information.
For this podcast we discuss the fall migration of our feathered reptiles, also known as birds. Just about anywhere you are this time of year, you might notice flocks of birds forming in the sky or new visitors on your bird feeders.
The relationship between the age of a deer and its antler development can be an indicator of the deer's health, and whether foraging conditions or harvest strategies should be changed. This quick and easy instructional video, "Age Determination in White-Tailed Deer", will walk you through the techniques.