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Growing up WILD Workshops

The Texas State Library is pleased to announce a series of workshops on Growing Up WILD, a program of Texas Parks and Wildlife designed to build young children’s sense of wonder about nature and invite them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Participants will receive a Growing Up WILD curriculum and activity guide with 27 thematic programs for children ages 3 to 7. During the three-hour workshop, participants will sample activities from the guide, including books, art projects, nature play, songs and movement activities, math connections, reproducible handouts, and more.

The workshops will be presented by Christine McNew and Yvonne CouchChristine McNew, Youth Services Consultant for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, is a Project WILD facilitator and is delighted to share this exciting program with Texas children’s librarians.  Yvonne Couch, Library Director at the Marion ISD Community Library,  is a Project WILD facilitator and enthusiastically hosts Project WILD programs for children at her library.

The first four workshops will be held this March and workshops will be offered in additional cities in the Fall, 2011.  Here are the dates and locations for the March workshops:

 Friday, March 11, 2011 – Abilene Public Library
Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 9am-noon – Laura Bush Community Library, Austin
Thursday, March 24, 2011 – San Antonio Public Library
Thursday, March 31, 2011 – Bedford Public Library

Participants will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit. 

For more information about Project WILD, please see the Texas Parks and Wildlife web site at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/project_wild/.

For more information about the workshop and to register, please visit http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/growingwild/index.html.