August 1-4 - Chicago, IL
World of Wonder: An International Nature-Based Early Learning Conference
The 2018 conference for nature preschool educators, administrators, and researchers will be held on August 1-4 at the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, Illinois. Join us for engaging presentations, hands-on workshops, site tours, professional networking, and connecting with nature.
This year's conference, entitled World of Wonder: An International Nature-Based Early Learning Conference, is organized in collaboration with the International Association for Nature Pedagogy and the Northern Illinois Nature Preschools Association.
Visit the conference website for more information and to leave your email address for all conference-related communications, including the call for proposals, program updates, lodging, and registration information.
Call for Proposals
Be a part of the conference program! We invite you to submit proposals for 60-minute presentations or 90-minute workshops. We are seeking individual or joint proposals on teaching, administration, and research in the nature-based early learning field.
Find all of the details in the Call for Proposals and submit your proposal on the conference website. Deadline extended to January 26, 2018.
2017: Seattle University - Seattle, WA
2016: Dodge Nature Center and Preschool - West St. Paul, MN
2015: Elachee Nature Science Center and Preschool - Gainesville, GA
Hosted by the Elachee Nature Science Center and Preschool in Gainesville, Georgia
2014: Kalamazoo Nature Center and Nature's Way Preschool - Kalamazoo, MI
Hosted by the Kalamazoo Nature Center and Nature's Way Preschool in Kalamazoo, Michigan
2012: Chippewa Nature Center and Preschool - Midland, MI
Hosted by the Chippewa Nature Center and Preschool, Midland, Michigan