Hi Iman,You are welcome to take a look at free training resources with the nonprofit Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools (erafans.org/free-online-learning). We are dedicated to nature-based education and outdoor learning! We offer several free recorded webinars along with resources and links to loads of great (free) content.
Other nonprofits like Green Schoolyards America and the Natural Start Alliance have some wonderful resources, too. You may also look into 'Growing Up Wild', which is frequently offered at no charge through your state department of natural resources.Admin, if this post is not acceptable, please feel free to delete! I hope this information is helpful to those seeking out high quality nature-based professional development opportunities.Sincerely,
Dr. Lawson - I saw your reply but not sure if you intended to reply to me. Anyway, I suggested that Amy, myself and whoever else design an outdoor curriculum. What do you think?
Dr Lawson - well I am in for doing a curriculum. Would you be interested? I think it would be fun, interesting and worthwhile. If others would like to join that is perfect. I like the idea because my passion, education and experiences are based on outdoors. Can we get a working group or collaboration going soon?
Ms Schaefer - if you can get on MS Teams we have group going you would be number 4. If you can let me know when you do we send an invite to you.
We can start looking some ideas and gather information. Do you have an email? I will jot down some ideas in the form of learning trajectories, domains etc. Developmentally appropriate of course. Hope you get better.
https://bit.ly/COVID-OutdoorLearningOutdoor Learning in Arlington ,Virginia (during COVID-19 and beyond) hosted by the Arlington Living Schoolyard Initiativehttps://antioch.zoom.us/rec/play/RFDrDs0SyGMBMH7zIzKoAESCKXpw2iRJXbNPWgr9_qttXDJCRXi9so1rWTVEpaANFQP8we2thYcDbyoL.SS5LqXyMkBJmNy7D?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=aptdSsCDRZ2qx-HFbRHahA.1612307211801.e35d3b435727a3123b43f1e710c84050&_x_zm_rhtaid=452Book suggestion:Nature-Based Learning for Young Children: Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Budget by Julie Powers and Sheila Williams Ridge. I love the invitation to "add nature experiences incrementally" as you are ready: dipping your toe in, wading in, and diving in! Redleaf Press.
Outdoor Learning in Arlington ,Virginia (during COVID-19 and beyond), archived webinar with case study, hosted by the Arlington Living Schoolyard Initiativehttps://antioch.zoom.us/rec/play/RFDrDs0SyGMBMH7zIzKoAESCKXpw2iRJXbNPWgr9_qttXDJCRXi9so1rWTVEpaANFQP8we2thYcDbyoL.SS5LqXyMkBJmNy7D?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=aptdSsCDRZ2qx-HFbRHahA.1612307211801.e35d3b435727a3123b43f1e710c84050&_x_zm_rhtaid=452A webinar coming up (and will be archived: Supporting Teachers in Nature-Based Programs, by Sheila Williams Ridge and Sarah Sivrighthttps://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/supporting-teachers-in-nature-based-programs-by-sheila-williams-ridge/