It’s back to school time here in Georgia. And suddenly, outside play comes to a grinding halt. But does it have to be like that? If your child spends most of their day at school, maybe the answer is to add in the outdoors to their regular school routine.
There’s lot to be said about the trend to integrate “nature play” into school curriculum (including nature preschools, which we will look at later). But for now, I just want to highlight a couple of conferences and programs that can help you & your child’s educator start understanding how to make that work at your school.
A lot can be done by empowered, passionate parents & teachers working together, and these conference can give you a great place to start.
- Nature Every Day! Creating naturalized spaces for all children. September 22-23, 2016 / Raleigh, NC. Creation of naturalized spaces cannot wait! The multidisciplinary 2016 NLI Design Institute is a call to action to make experiences with nature an everyday reality for all children.
- Nuturing the Natural/Growing Gardeners. September 9&10, 2016 / Gainesville, GA. Sessions to inform, inspire, and instruct anyone who influences the life of a child.
- Outdoor Learning Symposium 2016. October 14, 2016 / Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. From the Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia and the Council of Outdoor Learning.