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Project WILD Workshop for Educators

Monday, March 14 | 9 AM - 5 PM
Free (Cost of Guide Books and Materials is covered by the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources) Register Here: Project WILD Workshop

Come join us for a fun-filled day of hands-on activities emphasizing wildlife and habitat at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum. Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation K-12 education program that uses highly motivating learning activities to teach environmental concepts. Participants attending the workshop will receive a FREE copy of the Project WILD and Project Aquatic WILD Curricular Guides to use in their classrooms and supplementary information on Virginia’s wildlife. Both guides have been recently updated and include STEM, Field Investigation and Career information. The easy to use activities are interdisciplinary and support Virginia’s Standards of Learning in Science, Language Arts, Math and other subjects. Please bring a lunch. Formal and non-formal educators are welcome.

Project Learning Tree Workshop for Educators

Tuesday, March 15 | 9 AM - 3 PM
(Includes the K-8 Explore Your Environment Activity Guide)
Register Here: Project Learning Tree Workshop for Educators

Join our staff, the Virginia Department of Forestry, and Project Learning Tree for our Workshop for Educators. Become a Project Learning Tree certified educator, be engaged in a hands-on workshop to investigate environmental topics with fun indoor and outdoor activities, and receive PLT's updated K-8 Explore Your Environment Activity Guide, correlated to national and state academic standards. Please bring a lunch. Formal and non-formal educators are welcome.



Frances Litten Botanical Lecture & Invitiational Reception
Birding Workshop

Workshop and/or Wine & Cheese

Rise Good Friday & Easter Sunday Services
Guided Bird Walks
Guided Wildflower Walks
Spring Celebration Plant Sale

Guided Wildflower Walks
Wine & Cheese on the Ernst Tree Terrace

June - August
Summer Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

Wine & Cheese on the Ernst Tree Terrace
Fall Plant & Bulb Sale
Monarch Tagging Workshop

Remarkable Trees Field Trip


Festive Greens Workshop

April - October | Private Greenhouse Shopping by Appointment
$50 Minimum purchase required, call (540)-568-3194 to schedule

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Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
780 University Blvd, MSC 3705
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

(540)-568-3194 | 
Grounds | Free to the public | Dawn to dusk | 365 days a year
Frances Plecker Education Center | Monday - Friday | 8 AM - 4 PM

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