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Dodge Nature Preschool Learning Conference

  • Friday, Apr. 24th, 2020
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thank you for the interest in our event. Based on the current situation regarding COVID-19 in the state and the recommendations by the governor, we have decided to cancel our conference this year.

If you had already registered, we will transfer your registration to our 2021 conference next April (more details to come in a few months once we finalize our 2020-2021 calendar). In the meantime, we may be hosting a few shorter digital trainings and will let you know about those.

If you have any questions or support you need, please contact the Preschool at preschool@dodgenaturecenter.org.

Join Dodge Nature Preschool for a one-day conference designed to inspire and encourage outdoor learning in early childhood. Observe and learn about nature-based education. Find inspiration, engage in dialogue with colleagues, and gain practical ideas to help incorporate nature-based education into your classroom and school environment.

Conference Highlights:
- Guided tour of Dodge Nature Center and Preschool grounds with preschool teachers. Learn strategies to support and extend children’s play in natural settings.
- Observation time with preschool classes
- Exploration of materials and resources
- Networking lunch
- Nature hike with Dodge Nature Center naturalist. Find out how you can make the most of the natural resources in your own setting.
- Choice of afternoon breakout sessions focusing on nature-based curriculum topics such as: wild edibles, bird study, or risk-taking. Practical ideas will be shared for participants to apply the session’s content to their own context.

$85 per participant, includes continental breakfast and lunch. Come prepared to spend time outdoors!

This conference has been approved through Achieve MNCPD for 6 classroom hours.

Please park in the Farm Entrance 3 lot, located at 1701 Charlton Street in West St. Paul.

Event Details
Status Cancelled
Age Adults, Educators, Adminstrators
Cost $85
Date(s) Friday, Apr. 24th, 2020
Time 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location Main Property, Farm Entrance 3
1701 Charlton Street, West St. Paul, MN 55118
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