April 27, 2010

ALLIANCE, Ohio - The John T. Huston - Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center of Mount Union College is offering two workshops this first spring weekend. Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) will be held Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and RedTail in Africa will be held Sunday, March 25 from 2-4 p.m.

Project WET is a national program designed for educators of children of all ages that has been developed, field tested and reviewed by hundreds of educators and resource managers around the country

The program consists of a collection of innovative, water-related activities, which incorporate a variety of formats, such as large and small group learning, whole body activities, laboratory investigations, discussion of local and global topics and involvement in community service projects.

Participants should bring a sack lunch and dress appropriately for the weather. Also, copies of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide will be available to those who participate in the workshop.

Sunday's workshop RedTail in Africa will feature a presentation by RedTail, a Native American friend of the Nature Center, who will give insight into the Native American culture, discuss the natural history of Africa and share tales of his recent travels.

Project WET and RedTail in Africa are free limited enrollment workshops, intended primarily for adults and older youth. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling (330) 823-7487.

The Nature Center is located six miles south of the Mount Union campus on St. Rt. 183.

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