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Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 2

Cost: $ 75

Scholarship: Yes

Contact Information:

Wendy Cohen
(802) 498-3350

Nature-Based Education in the Age of COVID and Beyond – Getting Started: Why Teach Outside? Research, Rules, and Routines Deb Norris

Special Topics:
Sponsor: Vermont Higher Education Collaborative
Instructor: Emma Hallowell, MS, and Joan Carey, M.Ed

Spending time outside benefits academic, social-emotional, and physical learning. Join experienced outdoor educators Joan Carey and Emma Hallowell as they strengthen our understanding of why nature-based learning is crucial, especially during the pandemic. Participants will gain inspiration and strategies to put immediately into place. This training introduces research on the benefits of outdoor learning and nature play, and provides inspiration for moving forward with your own outdoor learning space. Attention is given to the basics of establishing a long-lasting outdoor teaching environment, including: o Choosing an outdoor learning space o Creating schedules, along with basic safety rules and routines o Toileting, handwashing and eating outside

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development
  • Healthy Environment & Nutrition
  • How We Teach
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
Session Dates
Session Times
February 10, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Additional Information

This single session can also be taken as a series of 4 events. See the link for more information.