Tara Schroder
Nature Explore


Friday, July 27, 2018

Deadline to register is July 20, 2018. 



Space is limited; register quickly!


UT Gardens, Crossville: Plateau Discovery Gardens
320 Experiment Station Rd.
Crossville, TN  38571


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Nature Explore Workshops Coming to Crossville, TN!

Dimensions Educational Research Foundation in collaboration with UT Gardens, Crossville:  Plateau Discovery Gardens proudly invite you to Nature Explore workshops devoted to reconnecting children with nature.


Friday, July 27, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Using Your Outdoor Classroom

Experience interesting techniques for using outdoor classrooms as an integral part of children’s daily learning. Find out how well-designed outdoor spaces facilitate healthy physical, emotional, intellectual and social development in a variety of settings (from schools to early childhood programs to public spaces). Discover strategies for assessing children’s learning, meeting teaching standards, alleviating challenging behaviors and bringing more joy to learning.


*On-site lunch available for Purchase for those interested       

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Choosing Effective Indoor and Outdoor Materials

Discover strategies for effectively using a variety of motivating yet inexpensive indoor and outdoor materials, including materials from nature. Explore why adults need to understand the properties of children’s materials to best support in-depth, hands-on learning. Experience joyful ways to enhance children’s creativity through exploration of natural materials.


**Photo and video may be taken at this event. If you would like to be excluded from video or photographs, please contact