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Going to the great "beyond" one-day workshop

  • North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm Street Montpelier, VT United States (map)

This event is hosted by North Branch Nature Center. To register, click here.

Nature-based early childhood education includes excursions to wild spaces beyond the fenced play area. Connecting back to the Friday evening keynote we’ll first discuss why we visit these spaces? In other words, what is the purpose of experiences in the “beyond.” Are we providing children with activities that align with these goals? This session will explore our current practices and how we can move away from learning in or about nature and toward more learning with nature. To do this we’ll consider the structure of our time, the physical environment, and our teacher-child interactions. We’ll also discuss how we integrate those experiences in the beyond into the indoor classroom. The workshop will include a mix of presentation by Rachel Larimore and active participation by attendees—through, for example, small group discussions. CEUs available!

This event is hosted by North Branch Nature Center. To register, click here. This workshop is preceded by an optional, by-donation Friday evening Presentation.