Learning Conference

Dodge Nature Preschool Learning Conference

Date TBD for 2024!
Dodge Nature Preschool, 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 Dodge Nature Center and Preschool grounds
– Observe preschool outdoor classrooms
– Engage with materials in the resource room
– Participate in two breakout sessions:
1. Habitat Hike: With the guidance of a Dodge Nature Center naturalist, learn about local habitats and ecosystems. Discover natural resources you can use to go deeper at your own setting.
2. 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 $85/participant. This fee includes a light breakfast, lunch, and materials. Come prepared to spend time outdoors.

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