Natural Wonder Summit 2021 - Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools
Time & Location
About the Event
Keynote: Children Can Play Anywhere: Creating Inclusive Community Spaces through Outdoor Play The terms “Forest and Nature School” can lead some to imagine children playing and learning in expansive outdoor spaces, like forests, meadows, or beaches where “nature” abounds. But what if we took the perspective that children can play anywhere? And that nature is everywhere? How might this change the way we think about nature-based education and those who can access it? In their keynote, Seth and Caylin will share what they’ve learned about developing programs that bring forest and nature School pedagogy to the grass patches and rain puddles of urban neighborhoods, where Nature is not always obvious, and how this helps create more accessible and inclusive opportunities for outdoor play and learning.
Workshop: Bringing Forest and Nature School Pedagogy to the City This workshop will take a deeper dive into the theme of creating inclusive community spaces through outdoor play. We’ll explore practical ways of delivering Forest and Nature School pedagogy in urban settings (or places often overlooked when we think of “Nature”) and the challenges and triumphs of trying. We’ll consider ways of engaging communities to enable children to access outdoor, unstructured, play in the places where they live.
REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE: www.erafans.org/natural-wonder-summit