Learning Conference

Dodge Nature Preschool Learning Conference

2025 Date TBD
Dodge Nature Preschool, West St. Paul

Join Dodge Nature Preschool for a one-day conference designed to inspire and encourage outdoor learning in early childhood. Find inspiration, engage in dialogue with colleagues, and learn practical ideas to help 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 in 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. Find out what natural resources you can use to go deeper in your own setting.
    2.   Nature’s Curriculum – Hear from Dodge Nature Preschool teachers how nature is used to guide their curriculum in all domains. Get hands-on with inquiry experiences, wild edibles, animal encounters, and more.

Cost: $85/participant. This includes a light breakfast, lunch, and materials. Please come prepared to spend time outdoors.

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