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Wildlife and ecology course. Themes include animal habitat games, population ecology, and endangered species. Course is available on-site only. Meets CEU requirements. Project WILD is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs among educators of students in kindergarten through high school. It is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about our natural world. REGISTER HERE
Scholastic Scarecrows Choose a story. Build a story scarecrow. Then, write an essay about how your scarecrow represents the chosen story or character within the story. First, second, and third prizes are awarded. Scarecrows will be on display at Taltree the entire month of October. Click to Continue. Provided with support from South Shore Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Project WET is great for continuing education! Come learn about water conservation, tools for teaching environmental education to K-12 students, and much more! The instructor will guide you through how to lead activities, and will teach you the tricks of being a naturalist. Register Here
Participants in Taltree’s Indiana Master Naturalist program will be given an open book exam on all of the information covered. To receive your certificate of completion, you must commit a minimum of one hour of service per hour of coursework. Your service must be for a state or local park, natural resources agency, or approved local community organization to help with trails, programs, gardening, resource inventory, or other project that they might have available. Let’s say you pass your exam.…
Participants will learn about environmental conservation locally, regionally and statewide. This course will include Taltree’s land management process and cover historical figures related to environmental conservation.
Participants will learn about Indiana’s native wildflower species and their habitats.
EARTH DAY 2013 Earth Day Children’s Group Hike Discount Celebrate Earth Day by appreciating northwest Indiana’s ecology at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. Two hikes will be offered at a discounted price on Monday, April 22. Hikers must call to reserve a spot in either the 10:30 am – noon hike or the 1 – 2:30 pm hike. Hikes will go through Taltree’s woodlands, wetlands and prairies. Cost for this guided Earth Day hike is $1 per child and $2.50 for…
Participants will learn about citizen science water monitoring, learn how to teach Hoosier Riverwatch to students K-12, and learn about how to get involved in water management in the community.
Ornithology, or the study of birds, is on the agenda for this course. Participants will learn about Indiana’s bird species and their habitats.