Friday July 20th, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM
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The Nature Connection Building
397 Bulldog St.
Hotchkiss, CO 81419  

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Catherine Brons
Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Anita Evans 
The Nature Connection 


 'WILD About Insects'

Workshop for Teachers 

Discover how insects play many important roles in an ecosystem as we explore local field sites through hands-on learning activities! This experiential professional development workshop, designed for K-12 teachers, will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Build up your background knowledge for teaching about insects in place-based settings.
  • Learn new academic activities and investigative teaching techniques from the recently updated 'Project WILD Guide' (honey bees, monarchs, and dragonflies- OH MY!). 
  • Take home instructional resources and tools for teaching both inside and outside of the classroom.

Delta OUT

  • This workshop is part of the ‘Delta Outdoor Understanding for Teachers’ professional development program.  Delta and Olathe area teachers attending this workshop, plus two other 1-day OUT workshops are eligible for CPW-site field trip transportation matching grants and equipment loans.  To learn more about the Delta OUT program, contact Catherine Brons or Anita Evans.

Registration Fee

  • The fee for this workshop is $10. You can bring a check with you when you arrive to the workshop made out to 'Colorado Parks and Wildlife Education'. 


  • A 0.5 continuing education credit from Colorado School of Mines is available for an additional fee of $40.  Participants can register and pay for credit (by check only) at the workshop.
  • A ‘Delta OUT WILD About Insects’ Certificate of Completion will be provided to all participants.

What to Expect & Bring:

  • We will begin this workshop at ‘The Nature Connection Building' in Hotchkiss at 8:30 a.m. and carpool to other nearby sites throughout the day, including 'Thistle Whistle Farm' and 'Sweitzer Lake State Park'.
  • Be prepared for varying levels of activity in the outdoors. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.
  • You'll want to bring a sack lunch, small backpack, full waterbottle, sunglasses, and sunscreen.