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ECO Institute: Natural History Fundamentals for Educators

June 27, 2022 @ 8:00 AM - July 1, 2022 @ 4:30 PM


Instructors: Ken Benton & Guests
June 27 – July 1
$1300 ($1675 with 3 graduate credits)
Class Size: 12-20 students
For PreK to 6th grade educators

This course is a natural history deep dive tailored to the unique needs of teachers interested in building a greater familiarity with the environment in which they teach. Participants will:

  • Build a framework for viewing the land and its inhabitants that relieves the discomfort of not knowing how to identify everything.

  • Become familiar with common birds and their song, basic tree and plant identification, wild edible safety, geology, and stream ecology.

  • Practice seasonal lessons and routines that deepen a partnership with the land and align with NGSS and Common Core.

  • Practice strategies for bridging the gap between learning that takes place outdoors and in the classroom.

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June 27, 2022 @ 8:00 AM
July 1, 2022 @ 4:30 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602