DIVIDE, Colo. – Mueller State Park is offering three unique workshops for teachers. Learn new ways to catch student interest and get them engaged in math, science and reading!
In these day-long classes, teachers will walk away with lots of new ideas, award-winning curriculum and resources. Teachers may also choose to get college credit for these classes. Not just for teachers; scout leaders, homeschool instructors and anyone with an interest in learning will enjoy these workshops!
To register or get more information about these classes, please contact Linda Groat at 719-687-2366 ext. 107 or [email protected]. Participants must pre-register. Some fees are required and tuition is required for the optional college credit.
Mueller State Park is located 45 minutes from Colorado Springs on the west side of Pike’s Peak. For more information about Mueller State Park go to http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/Mueller/ or call 719-687-2366.
Thursday, July 16 – Mammals of Colorado
Discover the many species of mammals in Colorado and learn about their interesting life histories. Jump in with hands-on activities with skins, skulls, tracks and scat.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologist Julie Stiver will discuss how these animals fit into their habitats and the techniques used to manage them. A hike in Mueller State Park is included. This class is listed in the Florissant Fossil Beds Seminar Series.
Wednesday, July 29 – Project Archaeology
Have you ever found an arrowhead, piece of pottery or rusty old tool and wondered who left it there? Project Archaeology gives students a basic understanding of how archaeology works and teaches them to respect and protect our nation’s cultural heritage.
“Project Archaeology-Intrigue of the Past,” is a program designed for teachers of fourth through seventh grade but anyone would enjoy the seminar. The program uses archaeology to teach science, math, history, social studies, art, language and higher thinking skills such as problem solving, synthesis and evaluation.
The program will give an eye-opening understanding of the process and a new perspective on archaeological resources. This class is listed in the Florissant Fossil Beds Seminar Series.
Thursday, August 6 – Project WILD
Project WILD captures the attention of students by using wildlife. As one of the most widely-used education programs of its kind from kindergarten through high school, its mission is to provide wildlife-based conservation and environmental education to foster responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources.