NC CATCH
Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
NC CATCH (Caring for Aquatics Through Conservation Habits) is an aquatic resource education program that provides workshop training to adults to enable them to work with youth ages 8 to 15 in discovering aquatic environments through learning activities, educational materials, aquatic field trips and fishing experiences. NC CATCH is taught by a North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission education specialist and is appropriate for educators and youth leaders that introduces participants to proper conservation habits, outdoor ethics, fish and aquatic species information, water safety tips and practical fishing skills. At each workshop, participants receive an NC CATCH Instructor's Guide. Trained participants are eligible to order student handbooks, posters, fish identification cards and fish mobiles and obtain rod and reel loan information. Middle school teachers, curriculum specialists, scout leaders, recreation therapists, park personnel, camp counselors, fishing and environmental club members, 4-H leaders and other youth leaders will find these materials adaptable and appropriate. North Carolina CATCH is interdisciplinary and can be used to meet many middle school competency goals and objectives. This 6-hour workshop counts as a Criteria I workshop in the NC Environmental Education Certification Program. Adult Workshop, bring a bag lunch. FREE, but preregistration is required.

Aquatic WILD
Saturday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Facilitated by NC Wildlife Resources educator Casey Williams, this 6-hour workshop introduces participants to the free Aquatic WILD K–12 educator guide. The workshop is similar to the N.C. WILD Basic workshop, except there is a focus on aquatics. The N.C. WILD Aquatic workshops are open to all interested educators, including classroom teachers, environmental educators, resource agency staff, park personnel, college students and faculty, and youth leaders. Bring a bag lunch. This 6-hour workshop counts as a Criteria I workshop in the NC Environmental Education Certification Program. Adult Workshop. FREE, but preregistration is required.

Project WILD
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Facilitated by NC Wildlife Resources educator Casey Williams, this 6-hour Project WILD workshop is for adults interested in teaching young people about wildlife. Participants receive the Project WILD K–12 educator guide along with materials specifically about North Carolina wildlife. The educator guide contains more than 150 hands-on activities that focus on wildlife and natural resources. Project WILD workshops are open to all interested educators, including classroom teachers, environmental educators, resource agency staff, park personnel, college students and faculty, and youth leaders.  Bring a bag lunch. This 6-hour workshop counts as a Criteria I workshop in the NC Environmental Education Certification Program.