Dear Educators

The NBS Education staff is pleased to offer educator workshops for the following national programs. Workshops are open to formal and informal educators, and may be booked for groups of 10-15 people. Participants receive a free curriculum guide, hands-on activity training, and refreshments. To inquire about participating in a workshop, please email or


Growing Up WILD. Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills. This curriculum is written especially for early childhood educators of children ages 3-7.

Project WET: Water education for teachers. The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet — water. The Project WET curriculum contains activities for grade levels K through high school.

WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands. WOW! is an instructional guide for educators that provides a resourceful and creative collection of wetland activities, information, and ideas. WOW! includes over 50 hands-on multidisciplinary activities in lesson plan format, extensive background information on wetlands, ideas for student action projects, and a wetlands resource guide. The WOW! curriculum contains activities for grade levels K through high school.

NBS extends a special thanks to our Education Committee, chaired by Jackie Zahm. This group of talented professionals volunteer their time to serve the Education Department’s goal of improving environmental literacy in the communities we reach.

Interested in joining the committee? Let us know!—Email Rachel Holbert rholbert