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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


Sept 26 (Thurs) 8:00-3:30 pm

Explore and Restore Maryland Streams
Rocky Gap State Park
12500 Pleasant Valley Road
Flintstone, MD 21530

It is said that every resident of Maryland lives within 15 minutes walking distance to a stream. This workshop combines real-world learning and a potential community science program opportunity for educators working with upper elementary through high school students. Learn about freshwater ecology and water quality through hands-on lessons and investigations that can be recreated with students at a stream near you! The lessons and activities that will be introduced in the workshop were derived from the State’s stream health assessment protocols (Maryland Biological Stream Survey – – (MBSS) and models the work of water quality scientists in the field. As a result, your students will be able to gather real, usable data that can be reported to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources through basic online GIS mapping tools. The content and investigations in this workshop are directly in line with Maryland’s environmental literacy graduation requirement and environmental literacy standards. Create a sustained program of study that starts in the classroom and includes hands-on, outdoor investigations that help meet STEM goals and Next Generation Science Standards while monitoring local stream health.

Fee: None (Morning refreshments provided. Lunch not included.)

Credit and/or Stipend: N/A, money for substitute teacher reimbursement may be available.

Audience: Primarily for formal and non-formal educators working with students in grades 5-12 but open to all Maryland educators.

To register: Please click HERE.


 Oct 3 (Thurs) 8:00-3:30 pm

Explore and Restore Maryland Streams
Tuckahoe State Park
13070 Crouse Mill Road
Queen Anne, MD 21657

It is said that every resident of Maryland lives within 15 minutes walking distance to a stream. This workshop combines real-world learning and a potential community science program opportunity for educators working with upper elementary through high school students. Learn about freshwater ecology and water quality through hands-on lessons and investigations that can be recreated with students at a stream near you! The lessons and activities that will be introduced in the workshop were derived from the State’s stream health assessment protocols (Maryland Biological Stream Survey – (MBSS) and models the work of water quality scientists in the field. As a result, your students will be able to gather real, usable data that can be reported to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources through basic online GIS mapping tools. The content and investigations in this workshop are directly in line with Maryland’s environmental literacy graduation requirement and environmental literacy standards. Create a sustained program of study that starts in the classroom and includes hands-on, outdoor investigations that help meet STEM goals and Next Generation Science Standards while monitoring Maryland’s stream health.

Fee: None (Morning refreshments provided. Lunch not included.)

Credit and/or Stipend: N/A, money for substitute teacher reimbursement may be available.

Audience: Primarily for formal and non-formal educators working with students in grades 5-12 but open to all Maryland educators.

To register: Please click HERE.