Are you a teacher who wants to learn how to best educate his/her students on the environment? Or maybe you are an outdoor enthusiast wishing to learn more about our natural resources. Either way, look no further! The RTP hosts several workshops that will help you learn about the environment and how to best teach others about it! Contact us atand let us know which workshop you are interested in!
Adult Education Programs
- The Indiana Master Naturalist (IMN) Program provideshands-on opportunities to learn about our Hoosier natural resources. It also provides a way for you to share that knowledge through volunteer service to land trusts, soil and water conservation districts, state and local parks,or other natural resource and conservation agencies. Topics include geology & soils, water resources, botany, zoology, and the relationship between people and natural resources
- The award-winning Project WILD is the most widely used curriculum designed to foster responsible action towards wildlife and natural resources in learners of all ages. Through the use of balanced curriculum material and professional training workshops, Project WILD accomplishes its goal of developing awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment. This results in the making of informed decisions, responsible behavior, and constructive action concerning wildlife and the environment.
- Aquatic WILD uses the simple, successful format of Project WILD but with an emphasis on aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecology. Aquatic WILD enables students to learn methods and protocol for conducting scientific investigations, issues in urban water quality, the accessibility of water as a habitat component, and places an emphasis on field investigation.
- Project WET promotes awareness of water and empowers community action to solve complexwater issues. Workshops are hands-on and designed to train educators in activities that covermany water related topics.
- Project Learning Tree (PLT), sponsored by the American Forest Foundation, is an award-winning environmental education program designed for educators of students in grades PreK - 12. PLT provides supplementary environmental education curriculum materials and educator training designed around hands-on activities. The program uses the natural environment as a “window on the world” to increase students’ understanding of our complex environment; to stimulate critical and creative thinking; to develop students’ ability to make informed, responsible decisions on environmental issues; and to instill in students the confidence and commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment. This is accomplished by teaching students to learn how to think, not what to think about complex environmental issues.