Events

August 26, 2017
Carroll Community College
Westminster, MD
We've partnered with the Carroll Community College (CCC) to bring you some amazing hands-on sessions that will get you eager to head outside with the children in your care! Presenters share insight and activities based on their work in nature preschools, forest kindergartens, or other nature-based preschool programs. Light breakfast and lunch are included, but please bring your canteen for drinks. You can indicate dietary restrictions when you register.
October 7, 2017 to October 8, 2017
St. Louis, MO
Raintree School is hosting Vaskebjørn: 2nd Annual Forest School Congress of the Midwest- a gathering of educators aimed at promoting an informed, significant, and realistic change in education while sharing innovative approaches and research to enhance place-based learning in wild spaces. Join us this fall for a two-day outdoor extravaganza. Participants will enjoy a relaxing weekend to hone forest school practice, deepen understandings of the forest school pedagogy, and connect with fellow educators.
October 17, 2017 to October 21, 2017
San Juan, Puerto Rico,
Join early childhood educators at the leading annual conference for environmental education professionals, designed to promote innovation, networking, learning, and dissemination of best practices. The annual Research Symposium, held in advance of the conference, attracts new and established researchers to examine in-progress EE research and promote dialogue between researchers and practitioners. Natural Start Alliance will be there, so be sure not to miss this!
November 11, 2017
Painted Oak Nature School
Hopewell, NJ
Our hosts at the Painted Oak Nature School provide a lovely setting as we explore how children develop a foundation of academic skills and values through nature play. Presenters share insights and activities based on their work in nature preschools, forest kindergartens, or other nature-based preschool programs. Light breakfast and lunch are included, but please bring your canteen for drinks.