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Oklahoma Project WILD
Oklahoma Project WILD allows you to bring together children and animals, nature and knowledge. It’s a winning combination that generates curiosity, captures interest, and unleashes the natural instinct in children to learn. Hands-on activities give life to textbook pages and give you the opportunity to creatively teach about the outdoors within core subjects such as science, math, social studies, and language arts. Project WILD materials support STEM learning and instruction for students in pre-K through grade 12.
Oklahoma Project WILD is a program of the University of Central Oklahoma with funding provided by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
For more information or to schedule a workshop, contact the Oklahoma Project WILD Coordinator, Lisa Anderson, 405-990-1292.
We welcome any adult who wants to teach kids about the outdoors at Oklahoma Project WILD workshops and professional development credit is available for educators. You can only receive activity guides by attending a workshop. Workshops cost $20 and we ask that you devote four to six hours (depending on the workshop) to learn how to use the guides and become familiar with activities. We offer three workshops:
- Project WILD: provides educators of K-12 students with the tools, training and resources needed to engage students in learning about the outdoors. The activities focus on developing students’ critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
- WILD about READING: is an enhanced Project WILD workshop where literacy is the focus. The workshop offers experiences with a wide variety of literature and opportunities to write, speak and listen that are designed to enhance Project WILD activities.
- Growing Up WILD: is a nature-based curriculum for educators of children ages 3-7. It builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore the world around them.
You must pre-register for all workshops by emailing the listed contact. Workshops involve moderate physical activity. If you need special arrangements, call 405-990-1292 two weeks prior to the workshop.
In-person workshops have been suspended for the time being. Please check back for upcoming virtual WILD workshops.