Professional Development

Become a Certified Flying WILD Educator

As a Flying WILD City Partner, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center oversees Flying WILD city-wide efforts in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. 

To become a certified Flying WILD educator, you must attend a Flying WILD workshop. The workshop provides participants with experience in hands-on activities with respect to basic biology, identification and ecology, bird conservation, and service learning. Each participant attending a Flying WILD workshop will receive the curriculum guide.

Our Flying WILD Educator Professional Development workshops help urban middle-school students excel academically with a program that engages students in real inquiry and meets national science standards. Teachers who earn this certification are capable of providing an easy and flexible bird education curriculum that gets youth outside in nature. Special emphasis is placed on creating an approach that is readily adaptable for urban schools, often with underserved students who traditionally receive few opportunities to participate in environmental education initiatives. 

Workshop length is 3 hours and can be hosted at Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center in Cedar Hill or on your campus.

The workshop may be credited toward continuing professional education requirements for the state.

Cost per teacher: $40 (includes curriculum guide and supplies)

Minimum: $400 (equivalent to 10 participants)
Maximum: 30 participants

To request a booking, complete our online Academic Program Request Form.

If you are looking for student field trips, please visit our School Programs page.

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