How Do I Train Others to Be WILD?
Join the statewide corps of volunteers who deliver Project WILD professional development.
The Project WILD program relies on volunteer facilitators (trainers) to conduct the Project WILD Suite of workshops throughout the state.
Many facilitators are professional employees of institutions (nature centers, museums, aquariums, universities, parks, zoos, etc.) that already provide professional development opportunities to educators as a regular part of doing business. Other facilitators are volunteers, among them enthusiastic classroom teachers, dedicated retired persons and others who conduct workshops in their spare time out of a desire to educate and share their expertise with others.
Facilitator Training and Certification
- Prerequisite – one 6-hour educator workshop (Project WILD or Aquatic WILD)
- 12-hour Facilitator Training
- Conduct annual WILD workshops or events
- Submit reporting documentation
- Represent WILD and TPWD according to guidelines and standards
Facilitator trainings are offered statewide; about half a dozen per year. They are listed on the TPWD Calendar along with the WILD educator workshops.