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We offer a variety of professional development opportunities for educators. We welcome your inquiries and will gladly discuss ideas for how we may be able to assist you in meeting your educational needs.

Pedagogical Resources for Teachers
  • Science content advice and resources
  • Science process and technology skills advice and resources
  • Lesson planning resources (for example: pertinent materials to teach evolution,biodiversity, weather, global climate change, watershed science, ecological structure and complexity, scientifically valid on-line science content and lesson resources)
  • Partnering on grant writing for specific projects
For customized teacher professional development, contact Candace Lutzow-Felling ( and 540-837-1758 ext. 230) to discuss learning goals and objectives. 
Our fee structure for these customized programs is: 

 3 to 4 hour workshop      6 hour workshop
  Up to 20 participants  $400 $600 
 21 to 60 participants       $800  $1200
 More than 61 participants Call the above number to discuss  

For any of the national programs listed below, there is a registration fee of $25 per participant which will be returned on the day the workshop is held.

Professional Development Offerings

Year Round

Our staff can facilitate any of the following national education programs for a group of teachers at a selected location in your school division. Minimum number of participants is ten. We also offer at least one of these programs at Blandy each year.

Project Learning Tree
(PLT) is an award winning environmental education program for educators working with preK through 8th grades. The activities are interdisciplinary and are designed to help educators add environmental education to their curricula. During the workshop participants engage in activities that they can implement in their classroom. Each participant receives a (preK-8) PLT Environmental Education Activity Guide. PLT also has developed Secondary Modules for grades 9-12 For more information on any of these modules visit

Project Underground
focuses on caves and karst topography. Facilitators and participants work together in trying hands-on activities from the Education Guide. Participants receive a Project Underground Natural Resource Education Guide suitable for grades K-12. Visit for more information about Project Underground.

Project WILD
is an interdisciplinary environmental education program emphasizing wildlife and the environment created by the National Council for Environmental Education. With the activities in the K- 12 Curriculum and Activity Guide, educators bring awareness and appreciation of wildlife into the classroom. More information about Project WILD can be found at

Flying Wild
is another environmental program from the National Council for Environmental Education. The Educator’s Guide to Celebrating Birds focuses on the science of bird conservation and bird migration. This program, designed for grades 3-8, was developed with the input of conservation organizations and environmental educators. The Educator’s Guide can be used in the formal classroom or informally for a Bird Festival or other outreach event. Please visit for more information on this program.

Educate. Empower. Act. The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet — water. Visit for more information. 

Please call 540-837-1758 ext. 290 or email for more information about any of the professional development opportunities and education resources listed below.
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