Teachers

Teacher Workshops

Professional Training for Formal or Informal Educators

Hawk Mountain hopes to inspire public, private, formal, and non-formal educators with new tools, activities, and curricula for the classroom. The goal: make it as easy as possible and keep it affordable. Each workshop costs just $10 per person.

For Information or to Register:
Director of Education Erin Brown
610-756-6000 x208 or brown@hawkmountain.org

American Kestrel Webcam: April 14

Friday, April 14
9 AM-3 PM, Education Building
$10 Fee covers all costs (Receipts available)
Register by contacting Erin Brown at brown@hawkmountain.org

FREE, courtesy of Lyric Wild Bird Seed
Includes light breakfast, free materials, and more

This free workshop will provide Pennsylvania elementary and middle school teachers with lesson plans and activities that use Hawk Mountain's live American kestrel webcam footage as a focus for learning. Hawk Mountain educators will review the lesson plans and journaling options and demonstrate how to use them in conjunction with live footage via the Internet or by using recorded video links from the 2014 nesting pair.

Currently under approval for Act 48 hours, teachers who participate will receive several benefits to encourage continued use of the materials and subject matter. Teachers who complete lesson plans or journaling in the classroom also will receive a FREE classroom visit by Hawk Mountain with a live kestrel. Complimentary posters, books, maps, and copies of curricula and learning activities will be provided for all attendees.

Teachers who participate also are invited during the summer months to join a scientist in the field to observe kestrel young being measured and banded, which will further boost continued use of the materials in later years.

WILD about Turkeys: June 22

Thursday, June 22
9 AM-3 PM, Education Building
$10 Fee covers all costs (Receipts available)
Register by contacting Erin Brown at brown@hawkmountain.org
Limited to 20 participants.

WILD about Turkeys Teacher Workshop is designed for K-12 grade educators and will focus on many aspects of turkey management in Pennsylvania. Participants will learn hands-on about where turkeys live, what they eat, how to identify turkey signs, and how the PA Game Commission manages their populations. 

Participants will receive educational materials and lesson plans to teach students about turkey management.

Growing Up WILD: Aug 3

Thursday, August 3
9 AM-12 PM, Education Building
$20 Fee covers all costs (Receipts available)
Register by contacting Erin Brown at brown@hawkmountain.org
Limited to 20 participants

Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children is an early childhood education activity guide that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them.  Growing Up WILD’s activity guide is written for early childhood educators of children ages 3-7. The curriculum is correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and the Head Start Domains.  Workshop participants will receive a copy of the curriculum, which features 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature-based, ready-made thematic units and over 400 experiences in a full-color 11”x17” activity guide.

Dress for the indoors and weather outside. Complimentary light breakfast will be provided.

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