Educator workshops in Bottineau, Bismarck

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is sponsoring “Wildlife of North Dakota Featuring Pollinators” workshops in Bottineau and Bismarck, for teachers, environmental educators and anyone else who works with youth.

The event in Bottineau is June 12-13 at Dakota College, and in Bismarck June 19-20 at the Game and Fish Department’s main office. Workshops run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Participants will learn about wildlife and their habitats, with the North Dakota Habitats curriculum used as textbooks. In addition, participants will receive the Urban Pollinator curriculum, and explore urban pollinator gardens and learn how to develop one in a local community.

The fast-paced workshop offers a hands-on approach educators can use in their classrooms and on field trips, and in discussing classroom and curriculum integration. All supplies are provided.

Curriculum materials are suitable for both elementary and secondary teachers. Workshop instructor Sherry Niesar has a master’s degree in wildlife science and teaches many educator workshops in the region.

Preregistration is required. To register, contact Niesar at 527-3714, or sniesar@nd.gov. A $10 deposit fee, refundable upon completion of the course, is required.

To register for graduate credit, visit the University of North Dakota’s website at und.edu. The cost for graduate credit is $50.

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