OUTDoor Teacher Retreat

Saturday, MAY 11, 2019  RegistER NOW! 

Lime Hollow Forest School 
338 McLean Rd
Cortland, NY 13045


About this Nature-Based Training    

You can expect a hands-on day of outdoor fun in nature! Presenters share insights and activities based on their work in nature preschools, forest kindergartens, or other nature-based programs in public schools. 

Training has two tracks: one for educators working in public or traditional schools, and one for educators working in nature preschools, forest kindergartens, and other nature-based program settings.

Light breakfast and lunch are included on Saturday, but bring your canteen for drinks.

In addition to interactive workshops, our hosts at the Lime Hollow Forest Preschool will offer an informal tour of their indoor space and the
ir lovely forest haunts during lunch. 


  


Opening Keynote:

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: 
The Outdoorification of Vermont Public Schools

What happens when a kindergarten teacher commits to taking her students into the woods every week? Science! Math! Language! Friendship! And then? First graders in the forest and sixth graders at the stream. Excited principals and reinvigorated teachers. In a presentation that shares stories from four Vermont elementary schools, learn the components of sustainable nature-immersion and the inspiring results.

About the Keynote Presenter: 
Eliza Minnucci, M.Ed, founder of ForestKinder, Antioch University

Eliza Minnucci
 was raised in Deerfield, New Hampshire but now calls Tunbridge, Vermont home. Before teaching Kindergarten in Quechee, she taught young children in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Chicago, Seattle and Fort Yukon, Alaska. On hiatus from the kindergarten classroom, she supports teachers in cultivating nature-based play and learning for their students through consultation and teaching the Nature-based Early Childhood Curriculum course at Antioch University New England. She is a frequent presenter at In Bloom conferences throughout New England. She is the author, with Meg Teachout, of A Forest Days Handbook: Program Design for School Days Outside, published in 2018.

Workshop Highlights
You won't want to miss the practical forest kindergarten approaches that Lime Hollow Forest School shares during, "Pooping in the Forest, Sleeping in the Trees".  Stay tuned for our complete schedule of presenters!

Accommodations

Country Inn and Suites, Cortland

Hope Lake Lodge, Virgil - ideal for families with a "stay and play" package

Dryden Tiny House, Airbnb

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