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Game Commission Sponsors Teacher Workshops in Southwest

The Game Commission will sponsor teacher workshops in June and July entitled, Wild About Bears and Wonders of Wetlands in Southwestern PA. The details include:

Wild About Bears: This Southwest Region exclusive workshop focuses on one of the area’s most notable residents, the Black Bear.

Participants learn about bear biology and habits on the first day and hone their skills on the activity filled second day. One of the highlights of this workshop is setting culvert traps for bear research and participating in data collection with a live Black Bear (if the bears cooperate).

Participants receive the Project Wild Activity Book, the “Wild About Bears” Curriculum Book, PGC Teacher Packet, plus a host of other teacher aids for use in the classroom. Registration is through the local Intermediate Units and ACT 48 hours or academic credit is available.

Due to the success of this workshop two sessions are offered:

· June 18 -19 – Held at the PGC SW Regional Office in Bolivar, Pa. Registration: Westmoreland Intermediate Unit #7, 724-836-2460; and

· June 25 – 26 - Held at the PGC SW Regional Office in Bolivar, Pa. Registration: Intermediate Unit #1, 724-938-3241.

Wonders of Wetlands: The two-day Wonders of Wetlands workshop is an activity-based event focusing on the wetlands and waters of our nation. Here teachers are invited to learn about and experience local wetlands in new and exciting ways.

Participating teachers learn about the flora and fauna of wetlands and how humans and animals both interact with or depend on them for survival. In addition to learning about wetlands participants share in wetland hikes, observations, and plant and wildlife identification.

Participants receive the Wonders of Wetlands activity book, PGC Teacher Packet, plus a host of other teacher aids for use in the classroom. Registration is through the local Intermediate Unit and ACT 48 hours or academic credit is available.

This workshop will be held July 7 – 8 - Held at State Game Lands 223 headquarters building at Kirby, Pa. Registration: Intermediate Unit #1, 724-938-3241.


6/13/2008

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