A Whale In Valley City?

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department and the Valley City Area Teacher Center will host a whale workshop for educators and anyone else who works with youth.

The workshop, scheduled Jan. 12 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson Elementary School in Valley City, will focus on how to use the inflatable life-sized whale in a learning environment. Curriculum materials that accompany the whale are suitable for grades K-6, and include mathematics, language arts, social studies and life science.

In addition to the whale, other Game and Fish Department learning trunks will be reviewed, including wildlife and water quality trunks.

Workshop instructor Sherry Niesar has a master’s degree in wildlife science and teaches many educator workshops in the region.

To register for the workshop, contact the Valley City Area Teacher Center at (701) 830-9837, or e-mailsandy.zahn@sendit.nodak.edu. A $5 registration fee for materials and refreshments is required.

More information can be obtained by contacting Niesar at (701) 527-3714, or e-mail sniesar@nd.gov.