Source: PA DEP

Teachers and non-formal educators are invited to attend this two-day workshop on Wednesday, August 7 and Thursday, August 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., hosted by Penn State's Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, located at 3400 Discovery Rd., Petersburg, PA 16669.

Attendees will explore raptor recovery within Pennsylvania by learning about raptor natural history, causes for decline in the 20th Century, reintroduction programs, and the current status of these birds of prey.

Topics will highlight conservation initiatives such as farmland raptors, ridgetop conservation, water quality and environmental health issues. Participants will become acquainted with the DEP Peregrine Falcon Program, access the DEP FalconCam, and investigate ways of incorporating raptor recovery into their teaching strategies.

This exclusive free workshop, a collaboration between Penn State's Shaver's Creek Environmental Center and the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), is limited to 25 participants. Registration for the 2-days is required and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register, contact DEP's Environmental Education and Information Center at 717-772-1857 orĀ e-mail kbanski@pa.gov by August 2, 2019.

Participating teachers are eligible for 11 Act 48 credit hours.