DOEE offers a suite of trainings that help District of Columbia teachers fulfill the standards for teaching and learning while helping students develop environmental ethics and responsible stewardship. Project Learning Tree, Project WET, and Project WILD are internationally recognized conservation education programs. These programs have curricula that use forestry, water and animals to provide hands-on, multi-disciplinary training for teachers and community educators working with students. These programs provide knowledge, critical thinking and problem-solving skills designed to help young people make prudent environmental decisions leading to stewardship.
Teacher and Educator Workshops
Through teacher and educator workshops, participants are given classroom-ready, user friendly teaching guides that help students learn how to think about complex local and global environmental issues. All trainings can be conducted anywhere within the District of Columbia, including any District school. They must be conducted outside of school hours in order for DCPS teachers to receive Professional Learning Units.
Facilitator training is for environmental educators who would like to become certified to lead workshops in Project Learning Tree, Project WET, and Project WILD. This training is usually offered over the course of one weekend, every other year or whenever there is enough interest.
Please contact Grace Manubay for more information.