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ECO Institute: Natural History Fundamentals for Educators
June 27 @ 8:00 AM - July 1 @ 4:30 PM$1300
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.