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ECO Institute: Nature-Based Routines for Outdoor Classrooms
August 8, 2022 @ 9:00 AM - August 12, 2022 @ 4:30 PM$1300
Instructors: Ken Benton & Susan Koch
August 8 – 12
$1300 ($1675 with 3 graduate credits)
Class Size: 12-20 students
For PreK to 6th grade educators
This introductory ECO (Educating Children Outdoors) Institute course acquaints participants with the routines and protocols that structure a successful outdoor learning and play experience. Participants will:
Develop a knowledge base and skill set to incorporate nature immersion practices into your program in a way that meets the needs of your students.
Learn how to conduct site assessments and how to manage hazards and risks within an outdoor classroom space.
Explore foundational math and literacy skills in nature with nature. Learn how to partner with the natural world to bring the curriculum outdoors and nature indoors while meeting NGSS, Common Core and Vermont Early Learning Standards.
Build upon existing strengths and opportunities within a school community to support learning with nature.