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Professional Development Workshops

​This page will be regularly updated with educator training opportunities and events throughout the state. A list of professional development opportunities and resources can be found on our educator resource page. Some workshops offer MSDE credit if combined with other workshops.

Interested in a WILD workshop, but can't find one to fit your needs? Please fill out our interest form, and we will send you notifications as workshops are scheduled: https://goo.gl/forms/Do1AxWXpwaGU7Nni2


Jan 26 (Sat) 9:00-4:00 pm

Project WILD about Watersheds!
Assateague Island National Seashore Environmental Education Center
7206 National Seashore Ln
Berlin, MD 21811

Engage in hands-on, inter-disciplinary activities focusing on wildlife, the environment, and conservation. Throughout the workshop, participants will experience and model activities from the popular Project WILD Activity Guides. Activities will focus on content that boosts science and inquiry skills while enhancing participant’s knowledge about local wildlife and educational resources. This professional development workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators of K–12 students. Participants who complete the workshop will receive copies of both the Project WILD and Aquatic WILD curriculum supplement guides.

Fee: $10. Lunch is included.

Credit: This course counts as professional development for Maryland Green Schools

Audience: Educators, naturalists, community leaders, daycare providers, etc. who work K-12 students.

To register, This training is currently full. Please e-mail the Education department at jmmcinstosh@salisbury.edu to be added to the waiting list.


February 23 (Sat) 9:30-4:00 pm

Project WILD
National Aquarium in Baltimore
501 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Engage in hands-on, inter-disciplinary activities focusing on wildlife, the environment, and conservation. Throughout the workshop, participants will experience and model activities from the popular Project WILD Activity Guides. Activities will focus on content that boosts science and inquiry skills while enhancing participant’s knowledge about local wildlife and educational resources. This professional development workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators of K–12 students. Participants who complete the workshop will receive copies of both the Project WILD and Aquatic WILD curriculum supplement guides.

Fee: $15. Please bring a bagged lunch; registration includes Aquarium admission.

Credit: 1 MSDE credit may be available to educators who take 3 out of 5 approved courses with certified facilitators. This course counts as professional development for Maryland Green Schools.

Audience: Educators, naturalists, community leaders, daycare providers, etc. who work K-12 students.

To register, please call Central Reservations at 410-576-3833


February 28 (Thurs) - March 1 (Fri)

Project WET, Project WILD, and Project Learning Tree Facilitator Workshop
580 Taylor Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21401

Are you interested in facilitating workshops for fellow educators? If so, join us for a two-day facilitator training where you can become certified to lead educator workshops in 1, 2, or all 3 of the Projects. Throughout the workshop, we will go over facilitation techniques, how to build an agenda, how to run a workshop, and more. Please note: this is a volunteer position and participants will have to attend both days to become certified. More details will follow.

Audience: Educators, naturalists, and community leaders interested in teaching other adults .

To register, please fill out the form here by Wed February 13: https://goo.gl/forms/4TNRbshvGhZI6iT82.


Save the Date!
March 30 (Sat) 9:00-3:00 pm

Project WILD
Locust Grove Nature Center
7777 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817

Engage in hands-on, inter-disciplinary activities focusing on wildlife, the environment, and conservation. Throughout the workshop, participants will experience and model activities from the popular Project WILD Activity Guides. Activities will focus on content that boosts science and inquiry skills while enhancing participant’s knowledge about local wildlife and educational resources. This professional development workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators of K–12 students. Participants who complete the workshop will receive copies of both the Project WILD and Aquatic WILD curriculum supplement guides.

Fee: TBD. Please bring a bagged lunch.

Credit: 1 MSDE credit may be available to educators who take 3 out of 5 approved courses with certified facilitators. This course counts as professional development for Maryland Green Schools.

Audience: Educators, naturalists, community leaders, daycare providers, etc. who work K-12 students. Educators, naturalists, community leaders, daycare providers, etc. who work K-12 students.

Registration coming soon. To be notified when available, please fill out our interest form here: https://goo.gl/forms/Do1AxWXpwaGU7Nni2


Save the Date!
April 11 (Thurs) - April 12 (Fri)

Growing Up WILD, Getting Little Feet WET and PLT Early Childhood Facilitator Training
580 Taylor Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21401

Are you interested in facilitating workshops for fellow educators? If so, join us for a two-day facilitator training where you can become certified to lead early childhood workshops for other educators in 1, 2, or all 3 of the Projects. Throughout the workshop, we will go over facilitation techniques, how to build an agenda, how to run a workshop, and more. Please note: this is a volunteer position and participants will have to attend both days to become certified. More details will follow.

Audience: Educators, naturalists, and community leaders interested in teaching other adults . Note: You must attend the educator trainings for the workshops you want to become certified to lead.

Registration will open in late February. Please email Kerry Wixted to be placed on the email list: kerry.wixted@maryland.gov