Dickson Mounds Museum will be hosting an Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) workshop focusing on the resource trunks and Field Trip Packs that are for loan to educators statewide. These teaching tools are loaded with hands-on, supplemental, Illinois-specific items that can make lessons come alive for students! Preview all 10 resource trunks and the Field Trip Pack, too, including the new lessons specifically developed for meeting the Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will have the opportunity to examine the trunks’ contents, to learn how they can be used in the classroom, and to take part in activities. Educators will receive many additional curriculum resources. The workshop is appropriate for teachers of grade Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Museum. Registration is required at https://www.enticeworkshops.com with a deadline of February 13, 2014. The fee is $10 per participant and includes resources, lunch, and a continental breakfast. Continuing Professional Development Units are available.
The Illinois State Museum - Dickson Mounds is located between Lewistown and Havana off Illinois Routes 78 and 97. The museum is open free to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day. Tours and special programs are available for groups with reservations. For more information call 309.547.3721 or TTY 217.782.9175 or visit the museum's web site at or www.experienceemiquon.com. Also check out “Illinois State Museum – Dickson Mounds” on Facebook.