Oct. 16th Mother Nature’s Mindfulness: Tools for the Calm Classroom Field Trip-Registration OPEN
NHEE Field Trip Series: Gathering Ideas Across the Granite State
August-October 2021 join fellow environmental educators and teachers at locations across the Granite State to glean new ideas to inspire your work. This is a wonderful way to network and meet others who are passionate about environmental education.
October 16th 10:00am-Noon
Mother Nature’s Mindfulness: Tools for the Calm Classroom
Successful classroom instruction can be challenging when the collective energy and behaviors of the class are out of sync with where you need the atmosphere to be!
Together we will explore simple and effective tools using themes and examples from our natural world to increase concentration, promote calm, and engage the senses. These strategies can be used in the classroom as well as outside.
Our areas of focus:
- Physical Movement: seated and standing nature-themed yoga poses such as Eagle Arms, Acorn to Oak and Butterfly Wings. No mats needed!
- Breathing Techniques: incorporate math and art through 4 Square Breath and Turkey Talk.
- Guided Imagery: tips and techniques to create a ready-to-use index of nature-themed scenes. Great for those transition times throughout the day!
- Safe Scents: essential oil options for promoting calm, focus and fun.
Location: Hooksett Riverwalk Trail, 111 Merrimack St, Hooksett. Parking is located adjacent to the Hooksett Dog Park.
About the Leader: Kelly Dwyer, founder of Nature Education Opportunities, has been developing and delivering engaging environmental education programming for audiences of all ages for over 15 years. She is a certified NH elementary teacher as well as a certified Wellness Coach.
Registration Required: $10/NHEE members and $20/non-members