Beth Spieles has completed the Minnesota facilitator training
for Projects Wild, Learning Tree, and WET. The idea for these
nationally coordinated curricula was born in the 1970s out of
the Western Regional Environmental Education Council, Inc. (now
the Council for
Environmental Education) and its interest in partnering educators
with natural resource professionals. Years of development, testing,
and revision of the curricula have continued to the present day.
The latest curricular guides contain hundreds of activities geared
to specific levels in the K-12 arena. Activities span disciplines
including science, social science, government, mathematics, language
arts, art, music, physical education, and health. Each activity
has been correlated to the Minnesota Graduation Standards.
For more information, see the Minnesota
Department of Natural Resources' Education and Youth Programs.