Home on the Range for K–2nd grade
Presented by the Welder Wildlife Foundation
Come take part in science investigations and field experiences, use role-playing and models, and play games, to make science fun and interesting as students explore the world around them. This workshop for K-2nd grade teachers will be held online via the Zoom platform on June 2, 2020. The workshop uses an integrated supplemental curriculum guide developed by Welder Wildlife Foundation to help students learn the importance of taking care of our world.
You will be asked to step outside your house to make some easy-to-complete observations.
Home on the Range Workshop & Curriculum: The Welder Wildlife Foundation’s Home on the Range workshop and Rangelands curriculum provides hands-on, active learning with many outdoor activities to help K-5th grade educators convey the importance of rangeland conservation while establishing real world connections to science. Lessons are science based and provide engaging, student-centered activities with alternative assessments that are aligned to the core Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and other education standards. Each lesson includes three to eight activities that use a variety of teaching methods including models, journaling, science investigations, Internet and computer lessons, and hands-on inquiry to meet the needs of all students. Many lessons have outdoor components including investigations of adaptations, plants, wildlife, habitat, ecology and stewardship. Lessons are easy to use and require only inexpensive and easily obtainable materials. Each workshop participant will receive the digital Rangelands guide, which contains 27 student-centered lessons using hands-on, real world science investigations.