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2024 ECO Educator Workshop

July 8 @ 9:00 am - July 12 @ 3:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate our 12th annual offering of Exploring Environmental Education Curriculum Options (ECO) Educator Workshop!

See what the training is all about in our two promo videos: Video 1 or Video 2

Exploring Environmental Education Curriculum Options (ECO) Teacher Training Workshop

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Pinellas County’s Natural Resources Agent has teamed up with St. Petersburg College, College of Education Professor to offer this nationally award-winning, week-long environmental education workshop for pre-service elementary & ESE education students, current elementary & ESE teachers, and non-formal educators. Note: Middle school educators are welcome to participate as well!

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with tools and information to interpret the natural world and impart the need for resource conservation to their audience. Using local, state, and national curricula correlated to Florida Standards, participants will be given activities and resources to help foster environmental knowledge and good environmental stewardship in their students.

Each day will feature different environmental subjects and professional speakers will be brought in to provide background knowledge to participants. Workshop sessions will conclude with a reflection and an evaluation of the day’s activities. Certificates will be awarded for the completion of specific portions of the training as well as a final certificate of completion.

Curriculum taught each year is different, so if you have participated in the past, you can participate again for a whole new educational experience!

ECO Teacher Training Workshop at Brooker Creek Preserve

July 8-12, 2024

All classes will run from 9:00am – 3:30pm, doors open at 8:30am.

This year’s workshop will feature an amazing line-up of environmental education curriculum:

• Monday – Extreme Heat

• Tuesday Keep Pinellas Beautiful and 4-H

• Wednesday – WEDU PBS Showcase

• Thursday – Discover Shorebirds

• Friday – Project Learning Tree Activity Collections

Need component points? If you’re a Pinellas County School teacher seeking component points, you will need to sign up in PLN in addition to completing this Eventbrite registration: https://pinellas.truenorthlogic.com/ia/empari/learning2/registration/presentRegistrationDetails/128798

UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. At least 10 days prior to the event, contact Lara Milligan at 727-453-6905 or [email protected].

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.

Questions? Contact Lara Milligan at 727-453-6905 or [email protected]


July 8 @ 9:00 am
July 12 @ 3:30 pm
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Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center
3940 Keystone Rd
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 United States

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