Join UMaine 4-H staff for a variety of virtual workshops designed to support those working directly with youth. Workshops will be a blend of online and independent (offline) work. Join one workshop or all four. Certificates for contact hours will be provided to attendees. In order to view workshop visual aids, joining with video capability is preferred. Registration is required at least 24-hours in advance. Register here: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/virtual-4-h-quarantine-professional-development/. All online workshops will take place in Eastern Standard Time.
Observing the Natural World- Using and Exploration Routine from the BEETLES Project, participants will practice and learn a useful tool to teach and model observation skills. This learning process helps students develop a mindset of curiosity, and provides language tools to actively and directly engage with the natural world. This simple routine can help students get beyond seeing nature as a “green blur,” and lead them to never be bored in nature again. (2 contact hours)