Training and Professional Development

Training, professional development and education are critical to the development of environmental educators.  Workshops are offered by these environmental educator providers..

The Leopold Education Project (LEP) uses the writings of renowned conservationist, Aldo Leopold, and related field investigations to foster critical thinking about and understanding of the land as a community.
South Dakota LEP

South Dakota Project Learning Tree
SD PLT is an award-winning, interdisciplinary environmental education program for educators working with students in PreK through grade 12. PLT helps students gain awareness and knowledge of the natural and built environment, their place within it, as well as their responsibility for it.
South Dakota PLT | Project Learning Tree

WET (Water Education for Teachers) trains and equips educators to teach about all aspects of water.  In addition to the 90+ activities offered in the Guide, WET offers Healthy Water, Healthy People, a water quality monitoring curriculum and Discover A Watershed: Missouri River, a 4-12 science and geography curriculum.
South Dakota Project WET

Project Wild teaches students how to think not what to think about fish and wildlife conservation.  The curriculum guides contain over 260 activities for K-12.  Curricula such as Flying Wild and Science and Civicsalso available.
South Dakota Project WILD