Nature-Based Learning Conference
8:30 – 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 25
Dodge Nature Preschool, West St. Paul
$90 per person (includes a light breakfast, lunch, and materials.) Please park in the Farm Entrance 3 lot, located at 1701 Charlton Street in West St. Paul.
Join Dodge Nature Preschool for a one-day conference (MNCPD approved). Educators will have the opportunity to observe and learn about nature-based education. Find inspiration, engage in dialogue with colleagues, and learn practical ideas to help incorporate nature-based education into your classroom and school environment.
– Explore Dodge Nature Center’s outdoor spaces and around the preschool on a habitat hike. A naturalist will guide you on an exploration hike through the trails (bring sturdy shoes) . You will learn what natural resources work best to incorporate in your own setting.
– Learn how to blend the wonders of nature with education. Observe the nature preschool classrooms and play with materials in the resource room.
– Dodge Nature Preschool teachers will share how nature is used to lead curriculum. Get hands-on with experiences in art, wild edibles, animal encounters, and more.