Watershed Ecology InstituteJoin the N.H. Fish and Game WatershedEducation Program (WEP) and the Sullivan County Conservation District (SCCD) to explore the aquatic and terrestrial wonders of the Sullivan County lands.This FREE workshop moves around the state and this year it is in our neck of the woods! Be sure to make the most of it! There are a few spaces left!
Location: Sullivan County Conservation Complex
Event date: Jul 16
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 email@example.com.
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
NGSX: Next Generation Science Exemplar
Interested in shifting your instruction from a place where students are just “learning about” to one where they are “figuring out” the how and why? Join VINS for the Next Generation Science Exemplar (NGSX) professional development course. Participants will explore how to use phenomena (things that happen in the world) to drive instruction, motivate learning, and help learners drive where to go next. Participants will engage as adult learners using the same best instructional practices used with students – practices that help learners go public with their ideas, reason together, persist through challenging tasks, and revise thinking over time. Participants will develop indicators for student engagement in the core practices of modeling, argumentation, and explanation
Location: Quechee, Vermont
Event date: Aug 12
Place-based Ecology Education Celebration
Place-Based Ecology Education Celebration Held at Thetford Academy allows schools to learn new ideas, practices and projects they may want to incorporate on their own campus while exhibiting their own PBEE successes and accomplishments.
Share your accomplishments in place-based ecology education with students and teachers from across the Upper Valley!
Participation Package • $200.00
- One-on-one planning meeting with VINS Educator to review event goals to determine the best project/practice for the event.
- Classroom support and science instruction expertise from a VINS Science Educator who has a Master’s in Education and is a certified teacher.
- Registration and admission to the PBEE Celebration for participating classes on the day of the event.
Brought to you by the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in collaboration with the Upper Valley Teaching Place Collaborative and Thetford Academy.
Location: Thetford Academy
Event date: Oct 10