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September 28, 2011
2:00 pm Eastern Time
Education & Outreach Director
Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play
In today’s harried society, getting young children (and their adults!) outside and connected with nature offers many benefits. This session will explore five essential steps in creating a Nature-Based Culture in your Program.
1. Creating a natural learning and outdoor play philosophy
2. The roles of the Director & Staff
3. Assessing the physical environment and outdoor play space
4. Integrating nature/outdoors across the curriculum
5. Getting family buy-in
In this session we’ll explore “The Other Classroom” — the great outdoors. Bethe Almeras, aka The Grass Stain Guru, will help you learn how to create a nature-based culture for your program that embraces active learning and play. You’ll get practical ideas and useful resources to use in your program and take it outside!
All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
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Nature Resources suggested by Bethe Almeras
10 Tips for Enhancing Your Outdoor Play Space