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Tara Hild 
Nature Explore 


Monday, December 17, 2012

Deadline to register is December 10, 2012


One Workshop $25.00

Both Workshops $50.00

Space is limited to the first 15 people


Missouri State University-Hill Hall Room 308 2nd Floor
901 South National Avenue
Hill Hall Room 308
Springfield, MO 65897

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Nature Explore Workshop Coming to Springfield, Missouri

The Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation in collaboration with University Child Care Center proudly invite you to a Nature Explore workshop devoted to reconnecting children with nature.


Monday, December 17, 2012

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Learning with Nature

This interactive workshop emphasizes the need for children to have consistent time outdoors with an interested, caring adult. The group discusses some of the common barriers to children’s ability to create positive connections with the natural world and what can be done to counteract them. This workshop will provide many resources and ideas that can be incorporated into programming in public settings.

Lunch on your own 

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Using Your Outdoor Classroom


Through fun and engaging hands-on experiences, participants will gain techniques for using outdoor classrooms as an integral part of preschool and elementary children’s daily learning.  Discover how well designed outdoor spaces facilitate children’s overall development in traditional academic areas, strengthen specific skills, and aid social-emotional growth.  Explore a variety of motivating strategies for facilitating and assessing student learning in outdoor classrooms, and reaching a variety of interests and needs.