Nature and Young Children – It’s more essential than you think!

This is a webinar for those of you who want to help children connect with nature for their physical, emotional, and intellectual well-being. The webinar will provide many ideas for engaging children with nature whether your outdoor space is a park, a parking lot, or something in between. I’ll also share ways to bring the outside into your classroom. You’ll learn about the consequences of children’s disconnection with nature and what to do about it. We will look at strategies that align with the IELDS in science and other areas, the impact of nature on children’s behavior (and your own!), new research on the critical role of outdoor play in healthy development, and much more. You’ll leave with a wealth of ideas you can implement no matter where you are. 

Gateways Topic: Early Science
Gateways Content Areas: (A) Human Growth and Development
Gateways CDA Content Areas: (2) Physical/Intellectual

Audience
Administrators/Coordinators/Directors/Principals
Assistant Principals
Home Visitors
Occupational Therapists
Parent Educators/Family Specialists
Physical Therapists
School Psychologists
Social Workers
Speech/Language Pathologists
Superintendents
Teacher Assistants/Paraprofessionals
Teachers
Topic
STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics
Levels of learning
Introductory

Upcoming Sessions

Event ID Status Details Supporting Materials
238007028 Open
4pm - 5:30pm

1.5-Hour Webinar

Instructor: Elizabeth Sherwood

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