Bright Ideas

Professional Development Is In Bloom in New England

Antioch University New England

Photo by Bob Bailie

Nature preschools and forest kindergartens have flourished in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, and Europe since the 1960s. In the last few decades they’ve started to take root throughout New England. Public school kindergartens in Vermont are spending one full day a week in the deep woods on Forest Fridays. Children climb trees, make mudpies, whittle sticks, take care of animals AND expand their vocabularies, do real math, conduct investigations and develop resilience in nature-based programs.
Come to one of Antioch New England's 2016 In Bloom conferences and learn from cutting-edge educators who are redefining what’s possible in early childhood education.  Click here to learn more.
In Bloom in Maine
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Eyes of the World Discovery Center
Kittery Community Center
Kittery, ME
In Bloom in Keene
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Antioch University New England
Keene, NH
In Bloom in Vermont
Monday, June 13, 2016
Shelburne Farms
Shelburne, VT


nature preschool, professional development