Exciting New Educator Opportunities That Are Available

By Arizona Game And Fish Department

Exciting news! We just launched a brand new grant program designed specifically for Arizona educators. You can get up to $2000 to help implement wildlife-focused lessons and education in your classroom. There are opportunities to fund unique, educator-designed field trips. There is even an option for our former professional development participants who are looking for funds to help implement some of the strategies from those workshops. Deadline for the first round is February 15!

For complete information and to access the online application, visit https://www.azgfd.com/wildlife/heritagefund/program/k-12-small-grants/

In addition, we will be hosting an informational webinar on January 27. This will be an opportunity to learn more about these grants and to get some of your questions answered. To register for the information session, visit http://bit.ly/AZGFDGrantSession.

Successful webinar series continues

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is excited to release our next set of wildlife-related webinars designed specifically for teachers. These are a great way to quickly learn about a topic while also getting some ideas to bring back to your classroom. Webinars typically last about an hour and you earn a certificate for your participation. Check out the information below.

Monday, February 10 @ 7pm: Arizona’s Living State Symbols –
Do you know what Arizona’s state mammal is? What about the fish? Join educators from the Arizona Game and Fish Department as we introduce some cool facts and information about the official state symbols. We will discuss the history of how they got selected and provide some engaging activities to bring back to your classroom just in time for Statehood Day! For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/StateSymbolsWebinar

Tuesday, April 7 @ 7pm: Hotel Saguaro –
The saguaro cactus is an iconic species of the southwest. It is also extremely important to the ecosystem of the Sonoran Desert. Join educators from the AZ Game and Fish Department as we discuss the role that the saguaro plays while also highlighting some cool educational resources and activities that you can bring into your classroom. For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/SaguaroWebinar

Tuesday, May 5 @ 7pm: The Unlovable Coyotes –
The Arizona Game and Fish Department invites educators of all types to join us as we take a look at one of the hard-to-love animals: coyotes. Educators will have the opportunity to learn the natural history of these canines in an effort to dispel myths and misunderstandings about them. We will highlight engaging classroom activities that will help you share this information with your students. For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/CoyotesWebinar