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Workshop on environmental curriculum for young children

By Staff | Feb 20, 2015

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer a Saturday, March 7 workshop on an environmental education curriculum developed by Project Learning Tree for children ages three to six.

This will be the first workshop on this curriculum in the Eastern Panhandle.

It is intended primarily for professional educators working with young children but any interested adult may attend.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hospice of the Panhandle facility in Kearneysville.

It will be led by Linda Carnell, of the US Forest Service.

All participants must pre-register on the PVAS website at “http://www.potomacaudubon.org”>www.potomacaudubon.org and pay a $10 fee. Each participant will receive a free copy of the curriculum book and an accompanying CD. Light snacks will also be provided.

Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.

Its “Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood” curriculum is specifically designed for educators who work with children ages three to six. Developed with preschool educators and early childhood specialists, it includes over 130 experiences to engage such children in outdoor play and exploration. Topics include exploring nature with five senses, meeting neighborhood trees, and experiencing trees through the seasons. For more information about it go to the Project Learning Tree website at www.plt.org.

The Hospice facility’s address is 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville. The entrance is located on old Route 9, near Short Road, across from the Food Lion store. The workshop will be held in the Education Room of the facility’s Main Office building.

There is plenty of parking at the facility.

For more information, contact Ellen Murphy at ellen@potomacaudubon.org or 304-676-8739.