Providing professional development opportunities for college students is at the heart of everything we do. As a college student, you can discover your new career at one of our environmental career panels, and gain environmental education certificates for your resume.

Environmental career panel - March 8, 2018

Learn about a variety of environmental careers from professionals working in both the nonprofit and business worlds. Gain insight into your future career as you hear panelists speak about the journey to his/her current position. See this event's listing on the Calvin calendar for more information.

College students majoring in early childhood, elementary education, secondary education, biology, geology/geography, recreation and/or international studies with interests in science education, environmental education, outdoor recreation, and/or interpretation are invited to attend our environmental education certification workshops.

The workshops will introduce you to national, award-winning, environmental curriculum such as Growing Up WILD and Project Learning Tree. These curriculum guides are used by formal teachers and other educators working with students in pre-K through 12th grade. Earn your certification to use the curriculum materials and guides in your future classrooms, recreation programs, environmental education programs, vacation Bible school classes, etc.

Project WILD - November 9, 2019

What is Project WILD? Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program that focuses on wildlife and habitats. This standards-aligned resource contains 124 integrated nature-based lessons that help educators build a bridge between the classroom and the outdoors for their students. The progam is designed for educators working with youth from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Read more about Project WILD and the curriculum.

When: Saturday, November 9, at 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Bunker Interpretive Center
Facilitator: Jeanette Henderson, Ecosystem Preserve Program Manager
Cost: $15 for college students (fee includes award winning activity guide, certification, instruction, lunch, snacks, and workshop materials)
Bring: Enthusiasm, warm clothes/boots (we will go outside!), exact cash or check made payable to Calvin University
Registration: Pre-registration is required by November 7, as space is limited.

Photo Gallery