Some of my co-workers and I discuss reaching the next generation of hunters and anglers. Not just facebook and Twitter. From hands on to multi-media there is no one way to educate, inform and recruit for the future of not just hunting and fishing, but also the importance of conservation in North Dakota. One of those methods is teaching the teachers:
Teachers, environmental educators and anyone else who works with youth are invited to attend a wildlife conservation and resource management workshop June 30 and July 1 in Bismarck.
“A Visual Arts Approach to Teaching Life Science” will be held at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s main office in Bismarck. Teachers completing the course will have a basis for teaching ecological concepts and environmental stewardship through visual arts. The North Dakota Studies Habitats curriculum will be used.
The workshop is fast-paced and offers a hands-on approach educators can use in their classrooms and field trips, and in discussing classroom and curriculum integration. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to experiment with different visual arts including clay, water media, pastel and colored pencil. No previous art experience is necessary or required, and all supplies are provided.
Workshop instructors are Sherry Niesar, a volunteer wildlife educator with Game and Fish for more than 25 years, and Paul Noot, a visual arts teacher at Bismarck High School, Sleepy Hollow Summer Arts program and Theo Art School.
A $35 registration fee is required by June 29. Graduate credit is available through the University of North Dakota. To register, call (701) 527-3714 or e-mail email@example.com.