Crooked Creek to host workshop
July 29, 2013 10:50 AM

FORD CITY — A workshop for educators on Growing Up WILD will be held at Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center on Aug. 8.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A hands-on, early-childhood education program about wildlife, people and their environment, Growing Up WILD is the newest Project WILD program for educators of children ages 3 to 7.

The program builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and encourages them to explore the world around them.

Participants will receive the Growing Up WILD guide, designed to help educators and caregivers engage young children in activities that encourage exploration of the outdoors. Each activity includes art projects, reading, music, math connections and outdoor learning. The activities are designed to address development and learning in all areas including social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive domains.

Growing Up WILD is correlated to the National Association for the Education of the Young Standards, Head Start Domains and PA Education Standards.

Participants can receive Act 48 hours and PQAS/DPW hours for this workshop.

The cost is $15 and includes a light lunch.

For more information or to register, contact the environmental learning center by phone at (724) 763-6316 or by email at elcaet@windstream.net. Space is limited.

The center is about five miles south of Ford City near Route 66. Turn onto Crooked Creek Dam Road and travel about a half-mile, then turn left onto Kerr Road and travel one-quarter mile.

The center is located at the end of Kerr Road.

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