Jan. 14th Outdoor Learning Virtual Roundtable

outdoor learning virtual roundtable

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A wonderful opportunity to connect and with like-minded educators and get inspired to continue the work of teaching outdoors.

An interactive opportunity to have your outdoor learning questions answered by experienced nature-based and outdoor educators! This event is limited to 40 registrants. Before you register please check your calendar and make sure you are able to join us on Thursday, Jan. 14th from 7:00-8:00p.m. EST. This will be an interactive event - cameras on, mics on!

Registrants will participate in two different breakout rooms for a roundtable Q & A. Please come prepared with questions and resources to share on the two breakout room topics of your choosing.

Once you register you will get a confirmation email from Zoom with the breakout room sign up form. Sign-up is on a first come, first serve basis!

* This event is being co-hosted by

Juniper Hill School

Northern Illinois Nature Preschool Association

Harris Center for Conservation Education

North Branch Nature Center

MN ECO: Minnesota Early Childhood Outdoors

Breakout Room Topics & Facilitators:

Curriculum Connections Outdoors

- Amy Butler, Founder of ECO and Education Director at North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier, VT

- Brenda Hartshorne, K-2nd grade teacher at Moretown Elementary School in Moretown, VT

Honoring the Child While Learning Outdoors

- Megan Gessler, Founder of NINPA & Early Childhood Program Coordinator at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL

- Sheila Williams Ridge, Director of the University of Minnesota Laboratory School in Minneapolis, MN and founding member of MN Early Childhood Outdoors

Learning Outdoors: Where to Begin

- Karen Rent, Teacher-Naturalist, Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, NH

-Jess Arrow, Kindergarten teacher at Symonds Elementary School in Keene, NH

Outdoor Learning in an Urban Setting

- Anne Stires, Founder & Director of Development, Outreach & Advocacy, Juniper Hill School for Place-Based Education in Alna, ME & Affiliate Faculty, Antioch University New England

- Katie West, Art Teacher at Lyseth Elementary School in Portland, ME

- Allison Richards, 2nd grade teacher at Talbot Community School in Portland, ME