Climate Resiliency Fellowship
The Climate Resiliency Fellowship is a year-long professional learning opportunity for educators committed to learning and teaching about climate change through interdisciplinary and place-based approaches. Educators apply to attend as school teams of 2-4 educators and work together to design and implement interdisciplinary climate change education and service learning projects back at school. The Fellowship is primarily suited for educators working with students in grades 6-12.
Teams work together to create authentic service learning projects that are shaped by youth interest and voice. During our seasonal sessions and check-ins we use new lenses to explore climate change education through arts integration, STEM learning, and solutions-based approaches. Educator teams are supported throughout the year by the network of educators, program facilitators, and regional partners. This program kicks off in July 2019 with a summer gathering and culminates with a spring celebration in April 2020.
Location: Shelburne, Vermont
Event date: Jul 15
Sense of Wonder, Sense of Self: Nature-based Play and Learning in Early Childhood
Who: Early Childhood and Primary Teachers, Special Educators, Home Visitors, and Related Service/CIS personnel working in public and private settings. The focus is on serving children birth to grade three and their families.
What: A variety of hybrid courses designed to deepen practice, meet child care professional development requirements, and contribute to early childhood or elementary educator licensing competencies and/or renewal of educator licenses and endorsements. Courses may be taken for graduate or undergraduate credit or count toward required professional development hours.
When: 8:30-4:30 Monday through Thursday. Courses taken for credit will require pre-reading and/or online work after the Institute ends.
Where: Castleton University: Sessions begin daily with plenary sessions in the Fine Arts Center then participants move to assigned classrooms. Accommodations on campus are available for those wishing to stay over. Ample free parking. Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks included in the Institute fee.
Location: Castleton University
Event date: Jul 22
Nature-Based Early Learning Conference
The Natural Start Alliance’s annual conference is the nation’s largest professional event for teaching, administration, research, and advocacy in nature-based early learning.
Join us on July 31-August 3, 2019, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire for engaging presentations, experiential workshops, site tours, and professional networking with nature-based early childhood professionals from around the country and beyond.
The conference helps you to:
- Plan, run, and advocate for nature preschools, forest kindergartens, Forest Days, and other nature-based early learning programs
- Learn about strategies, curricula, and documentation in nature-based early learning settings
- Improve fundraising, marketing, and other administration tasks associated with nature-based early childhood programs
- Learn about the latest research on early childhood environmental education and best practices in teacher preparation
- Network with nature-based early learning professionals from your region
Registration will open in the spring. Subscribe to the Natural Start Alliance Newsletterto receive all conference-related communications. Questions? Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Manchester, NH
Event date: Jul 31
Forest for Every Classroom
The Forest for Every Classroom is offered in partnership with Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Green Mountain National Forest, and the Stewardship Institute. The purpose of the course is to foster a deeper understanding of New England forest stewardship issues, provide tools to develop place-based, service-learning curricula that meet current educational standards and use local landscapes, resources and community to connect classroom learning to real world application. Throughout the course, participants will be asked to apply their learning in the classroom, share out, and reflect on their experiences with their fellow coursemates. Educators may earn up to five graduate credits from Castleton State College for the successful completion of the Forest for Every Classroom program.
Location: New Hampshire & Vermont
Event date: Aug 5