University of Maryland Extension

Sharing the Program



About the Program

The Woods in Your Backyard workshop runs four hours. The cost includes The Woods in Your Backyard guide and workbook. Pre-registration is required. Contact your local Extension office to learn if there is an upcoming program in your county. Once you have attended a Woods in Your Backyard workshop, we encourage you to share it with friends, family and neighbors. If there is a need for a workshop in your community, please contact us for more information. Leadership resources have been provided below for your program.

 

 

About Sharing - Permissions

Requests to use any images for purposes other than training or education associated with The Woods in Your Backyard (PALS-2) guide should be sent to Plant and Life Sciences Publishing (formerly NRAES), Cooperative Extension, P.O. Box 4557, Ithaca, NY 14852-4557; phone (607) 255-7654; email PALSpublishing@cornell.edu. PALS holds the copyright on the publication.

 

 

 Workshop Materials

 

"The Woods in Your Backyard" Overview

"The Woods in Your Backyard" Overview was developed for the first edition of the guide as a standalone presentation for an audience interested in using the guide for themselves, or those who would like to teach others about The Woods in Your Backyard.

 

2-Part Class

Click here for a sample workshop agenda for a 2-part class (Word document)

Session Presentations: The following are presentations which follow The Woods in Your Backyard manual. They were designed to be used in the 2-part class. Each presentation is designed to last a maximum of 1.5 hours.

Introduction:
PowerPoint (slides only) accompanying 2nd edition (2016)
PowerPoint with narration (from our YouTube channel)

Less Grass, More Trees:
PowerPoint (slides only) accompanying 2nd editon (2016)
PowerPoint with narration (from our YouTube channel)

Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Woods in Your Backyard:
PowerPoint (slides only) accompanying 2nd edition (2016)
PowerPoint with narration (from our YouTube channel)

Managing Natural Areas:
PowerPoint (slides only) accompanying 2nd edition (2016)
PowerPoint with narration (from our YouTube channel)

Click here for a "case study" exercise (Word document) that can be completed in small groups during the second class (see the sample workshop agenda above).

 

Evaluation

Click here for a sample evaluation form for the workshop.

 

Press Release and Brochure

This press release can be printed and distributed as-is for local newspapers and media outlets. Click here for PDF  | Click here for Word

 This Workshop brochure can be used to promote an upcoming workshop.

 

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