Sports and Outdoors

Monday, March 7, 2011

Growing up WILD workshop for adults at Salamonie, March 12

Indiana DNR Release:

Early childhood educators, parents, and non-formal educators are invited to attend Growing Up WILD at the Salamonie Interpretive Center on March 12. Registration is required by March 3.

This adult workshop includes an activity guide and hands-on practice using the activities. There is a fee of $20 for the workshop, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. The workshop will provide early childhood educators with basic wildlife content, introduce activities in the guide, and build skills and confidence needed for teaching young children in outdoor learning events.

The 27 activities in the guide are designed for children ages 3-7 and have been correlated to the Head Start domains, the NAEYC Accreditation Standards, IN Foundations for ages 3-5, and the Indiana Academic Standards for grades 1-2. Participants will receive the Growing Up WILD activity guide as part of the workshop.

In almost any weather, the program is planned to be both indoors and out, so participants should dress appropriately for both settings. Register by calling (260) 468-2127 or visiting the interpretive center at 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews, IN 46702.

The Interpretive Center and Otter Run Tradin’ Post is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. This barrier-free building features exhibits, floor-to-ceiling windows in the wildlife viewing area, and staff to answer your questions. The center is located in Lost Bridge West Recreation Area on Highway 105 in western Huntington County.

See for more information about other programs put on by the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services. Follow UWIS on Facebook at

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