Growing Up WILD Course


Participants will be enrolled during the first week of the month. Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them.  Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.        

This course will take you through three activities from the Growing Up WILD guide. It is meant to serve as an introduction before you participate in an in-person training. This online portion of your training is estimated to take you approximately 12 hours to complete. Through readings, videos, and presentations, you will learn about the history, pedagogy, and hands-on nature of our activities. You will see examples of educators implementing activities and children learning in an outdoor setting. 

Growing Up WILD is a multi-award winning program having received the 2009 Family Choice Award and the 2011 Renewable Natural Resource Foundation Excellence in Journalism Award.