Schedule a workshop in your community
Anyone can host and attend a workshop! Select a local teacher, nature center staff member, scout leader, parent or you as a local coordinator to make workshop arrangements.
- Complete this interest form
- Select a workshop date and location. Locations should allow for using the outdoors as a classroom.
- Market the program locally and recruit a minimum of 10 participants.
- Workshop coordinators receive one FREE enrollment to the workshop that they help organize.
Requires less travel.
- Provides opportunities to emphasize local resources.
- Can be targeted to specific grade levels or groups.
Other Workshop Options
- Register for a scheduled workshop (search using keyword)
- Workshops run approximately 6 hours and cost around $35.
Discounts may apply for combined workshops.
Graduate credit can be arranged for combined courses upon request.
Become a Trainer/Facilitator
A facilitator is someone who is certified to conduct program workshops. Facilitators help workshop participants, usually educators, gain an understanding of how to use the Project materials. Facilitators involved workshop participants in activities so they will become familiar with the materials and use them after the workshop to educate students in grades PreK-12.
Primary facilitator responsibilities
Attend a facilitator training for the program you want to facilitate
- Conduct at least one workshop per year to remain an active facilitator
- Structure a positive, hands-on workshop experience that allows each member of the group to participate in activities, motivates each participant to use the program materials in his/her educational setting, and so far as possible, achieves each persons reason for being at the workshop.
- Complete and submit all necessary workshop paperwork to the state office no less than three weeks after a workshop
- Collect and submit payments to the state office within the designated timeframe following a workshop
- Participate in continuing facilitator education events annually
- Promote and present the program information locally to the best of your abilities.
To adequately perform the above responsibilities, facilitators need to:
be objective and knowledgeable in your presentation of the materials and in environmental education;
- represent the program and the DPI in a professional manner;
- be motivated and able to dedicate the time to organize and conduct high quality workshops in your area;
- have speaking and teaching skills adequate to conduct interactive and engaging workshops; and
- show enthusiasm in environmental and conservation education to inspire others to use the course materials.
Become trained in the program you want to teach and become familiar with the materials by using the activities with a variety of audiences.
- Complete this interest form
- Potential candidates will be contacted to attend a two day training session.
- Alternatively, potential candidates may be trained through an approved mentorship option.
- Once a facilitator has been trained, she or he will receive a certificate and be ready to conduct workshops.
- To remain in active status, certified facilitators must use their training and conduct at least one workshop per year.