Habitats Workshop Scheduled in Wahpeton

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The North Dakota Game and Fish Department and the Wahpeton Area Teacher Center are sponsoring a wildlife conservation and resource management workshop for teachers, environmental educators and anyone else who works with youth.

“North Dakota Habitats” is scheduled April 23-24 at the North Wahpeton Area Teacher Center on the campus of North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. The five North Dakota habitats – wetlands, badlands, prairie, woodlands and riparian – will be studied, with the North Dakota Studies Habitats curriculum used as textbooks.

The fast-paced workshop offers a hands-on approach educators can use in their classrooms and on field trips, and in discussing classroom and curriculum integration. All supplies are provided.

Workshop instructor Sherry Niesar, a 20-year volunteer wildlife educator with the Game and Fish Department, has a master’s in wildlife science from South Dakota State University.

A $25 registration fee for nonmembers of the Wahpeton Area Teacher Center is required by April 22. Graduate credit is available through the University of North Dakota.

To register for the workshop, call Jenny Dietz at (701) 671-2242 or e-mail jenny.deitz@ymcacassclay.org. For information on Habitats of North Dakota, contact Sherry Niesar at (701) 222-8940 or e-mail sniesar@nd.gov

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