AZGFD Wildlife Education
Upcoming Wildlife Education Programs
September 1, 2019
New Teacher Workshop Just Announced
Join educators from the Arizona Game and Fish Department as we explore the science, management and recreation of Arizona's aquatic communities. In this two-day workshop, which conveniently occurs during Fall Break for many teachers, you will learn how macroinvertebrates can be an indicator for stream health, visit a
fish hatchery, try your hand at fly fishing and so much more.
Participants will receive access to numerous resources and activities for their classroom.
This workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 9 in north Phoenix and Thursday, October 10 at the Page Springs fish hatchery and Dead Horse Ranch State Park.
For more information and to register, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScagWnQDkP2ErISuvFd3ZDMcwVS2QgCrSz97UvrJSwWdSSgZg/viewform .
Still time for the unlovables!
Did you miss the first webinar in our exciting unlovables series?
Well, not to worry, we still have two opportunities for you to learn a little more about some of our less appreciated wildlife.
They are sometimes called the unlovables. A variety of animals that people find incredibly difficult to love. Maybe it is the way they look or how they behave. Maybe it is just misconceptions. Whatever the reason, many people don't like them.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department invites educators of all types to join us as we take a look at two of these hard-to-love animals: bats and vultures. In this unique workshop series, educators will have the opportunity to learn the natural history of these animals in an effort to dispel myths and misunderstandings about them. We will highlight engaging classroom activities that will help you share this information
with your students.
There are two workshops remaining in this series: one webinar focused on vultures and a viewing event featuring both bats and vultures. You can participate one or both of these programs depending on your interests and schedule.
These workshops are FREE. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe85hXqGWSXfeoKmXNwYTNRjW4Cbfo_7igfH_BEkYjNnpVZkQ/viewform .
But hurry. Both programs occur this week!
Learn About Wildlife From The Comfort Of Your Own Home
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has launched a new series of wildlife-related webinars designed specifically for teachers. These are a great way to quickly learn about a topic while also getting some
ideas to bring back to your classroom. Webinars typically last about an hour and you earn a certificate for your participation. Check out the information below on a couple of these upcoming programs.
Monday, October 21 @ 7pm: AZGFD Reading Resources - Nonfiction text reading comprehension is an important skill for our students to master. Join educators from the AZ Game and Fish Department as we highlight some of the new resources available to help you bring wildlife-focused reading into your classroom. Content is geared toward all grade levels. For more information and to register, visit https://azgov.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=azgov&service=6&rnd=0.024879066812360517&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fazgov.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b0000000480c6bc00a29e28bfd90a0e467fefd456fdbac89679175a2e09e6c0f250fb9912%26siteurl%3Dazgov%26confViewID%3D140028869447033528%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAQ1QKQgAdWUg5U7AAhWh0Ee5Qrix8Fw6MBWy4wU7iGMDg2%26 .
Wednesday, November 20 @ 7pm: The Mysterious Case of the Striped Bass - Biologists are concerned and they need your help! Striped bass have been introduced to Lake Pleasant. We don’t yet know if they are outcompeting other fish for valuable resources. Can you examine the evidence to help determine the impact of these nonnative fish? Content is geared toward upper elementary and above. For more information and to register, visit https://azgov.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=azgov&service=6&rnd=0.9640947188089622&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fazgov.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b00000004beb5eff5f23a19e7956c73af6486ab1a71d3757b119e570833fd897621ca03eb%26siteurl%3Dazgov%26confViewID%3D140029834847887549%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAARlNpU4R7wNd-6oNcGTlZb4cTRpPA5jUrj5i4nH16w8ng2%26 .