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ECO Institute: Nature-Based Routines for Outdoor Classrooms
July 10 @ 8:00 AM - July 14 @ 4:00 PM$1300
Instructors: Ken Benton & Guests
July 10 – 14
$1300 ($1750 with 3 graduate credits)
Class Size: 12-20 students
For elementary and middle school 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.