Learning Conference

Friday, April 22, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - IN PERSON

Dodge Nature Preschool Learning Conference

BACK IN PERSON!
Friday, April 22, 2022

Dodge Nature Center, West St. Paul

Dodge Nature Preschool offers this one-day conference to give educators an opportunity to observe and learn about nature-based education. Find inspiration, engage in face-to-face dialogue with colleagues and learn practical ideas to incorporate nature-based education into your classroom and school environment.

Join us at the Learning Conference to:
• Hike with a guide through preschool and Nature Center grounds.
• Observe in preschool outdoor classrooms.
• Engage with materials in our resource room
• Participate in two breakout sessions:

Habitat Hike- With the guidance of a Dodge Nature Center naturalist, learn about local habitats and ecosystems. Find out what natural resources you can use to go deeper at your own setting.

Nature’s Curriculum – Dodge Nature Preschool teachers will share how nature is used to guide their curriculum in all domains. Get hands-on with inquiry experiences, wild edibles, animal encounters, and more.

The cost is $75 per participant. This fee includes a light breakfast, lunch and materials. Please come prepared to spend time outdoors.

Covid-19 Safety: This program will be held indoors and outdoors. Depending on level of community transmission at the time of the event, face masks will likely be required when indoors.

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