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Pollinators teacher workshop set in VC

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is sponsoring workshops in Valley City and Bismarck for teachers, environmental educators and anyone else who works with youth.

Pollinators in the Classroom is June 25-26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Valley City State University in Valley City.

Participants will examine different animal species, receive the new urban pollinator curriculum with three distinct sections, and explore urban pollinator gardens and learn how to develop one in a local community or near a school.

The fast-paced workshop offers a hands-on approach that educators can use in their classrooms and on field trips, and in discussing classroom and curriculum integration. All supplies are provided.

Curriculum materials are suitable for both elementary and secondary teachers.

Herpetology and Citizen Science in the Classroom is June 20 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Game and Fish Department’s main office in Bismarck.

Participants will learn about reptiles and amphibians of North Dakota, including species identification, basic biology, life history and territories.

In addition, participants will learn how to incorporate Citizen Science in the Classroom, specifically the HerpMapper platform, and will spend time outdoors looking for species of interest.

More information on the workshops, including registration, fees and graduate credits, is available by visiting the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov.

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