Outdoor Classrooms Speaker Series
Are you a Natural Teacher that wants to dig a little deeper while aligning yourself with some of the best thought leaders in the Nature-Based Movement? What if you could listen to fascinating conversations, hear stories about all aspects of the Outdoor Classroom while enjoying one-of-a-kind photographs from Outdoor Classrooms from around the world?
Let’s go on a garden tour of The Four Types of Gardens and bring the Seeds of Inspiration for Outdoor Learning Card Deck to life! Come hear stories from leaders in the field; along with, their tips and tricks for creating an authentic teaching practice outdoors.
The Outdoor Classrooms Speaker Series is a five-day event that invites Natural Teachers to “dig deep” and explore all the options for creating a one-of-a-kind Outdoor Classroom. The Summit includes pre-recorded conversations with 8 leaders in the children and nature movement. Each interview includes activities for preschool, kindergarten, and school-age children; along with, horticultural therapy ideas for older adults.
- WELCOME KEYNOTE: Open
- GARDENS THAT FEED: Open
- The Salad Days and Fall Harvest Days Garden Program with Lara Lepionka from Backyard Growers
- Cultivate Joy and Wonder through Nature, Food & Community with Jed Norris from Shelburne Farms
- GARDENS AS OUTDOOR LEARNING STATIONS: Open
- Messy Maths Outdoors with Juliet Robertson from Creative Star Learning
- Natural Playscapes with Rusty Keeler from Earthplay/The Just Play Project
- GARDENS THAT ATTRACT WILDLIFE: Open
- Save Our Monarchs One Milkweed at a Time with Ward Johnson from Save our Monarchs
- Not Gardens but Guardians~The Rise of the Enlightened Yard with David Newsom from The Wild Yards Project
- GARDENS FOR ART AND BEAUTY: Open
- Horticultural Therapy Activities for All Ages with Bobbie Mabe from Growth through Gardening
- The Power of Sensory Gardens with Jena Jauchius from SPVV Landscape Architects
Lifetime Access. 8 Interview Sessions plus Additional Resources
Watch anytime from the comforts of home.
Are you a teacher that:
- has lost the creative spark and excitement you once felt for teaching?
- feels there is never has enough time in the day for the constant balancing act of creating lessons, keeping children engaged, and adhering to the professional development standards?
- is drained and worn out at the thought of going to another conference, paying for a hotel, food, and your time away?
..then this Outdoor Classrooms Summit is for YOU!
Come join us from the comforts of home and soak in inspiring conversations from leaders from the Nature-Based Movement.
Consider what one-of-a-kind Outdoor Classrooms can do you for you, your children, and your community. The benefits of spending time in an outdoor classroom include:
- Perfect settings for all subjects
- Unstructured Play Outdoors.
- Promotes Creativity and Problem-Solving Skills.
- Better Tests Scores.
- Higher Grade Point Averages.
- Decreased Behavior Problems.
- Reduced Symptoms of ADHD.
Join the Outdoor Classrooms Summit and:
- Reignite your creative spark and wake up excited and eager to get to school.
- Feel more alive, energized, and deeply satisfied…because you’re making a difference in children’s lives.
- Earn a 10-hour Participation Certificate.
THE SESSIONS & CONVERSATIONS:
Nature-Based Leaders sharing their stories, programs, and tips and tricks for teaching outdoors while bringing The Seeds of Inspiration for Outdoor Learning Card Deck to LIFE!
Day 1: Keynote Speaker
Victoria Hackett: Outdoor Classrooms
Day 2: Gardens that Feed
Lara Lepionka: Backyard Growers
Jed Norris: Shelburne Farms
Day 3: Gardens as Outdoor Learning Stations
Rusty Keeler: Just Play Project
Juliet Robertson: Creative Star Learning
Day 4: Gardens that Attract Wildlife
David Newsom: The Wild Yards Project
Ward Johnson: Save our Monarchs
Day 5: Gardens for Art and Beauty
Bobbie Mabe: Growth through Gardening
Jena Jauchius: SPVV Landscape Architects
- Lectures 9
- Quizzes 0
- Students 15
- Assessments Yes
Keynote: Victoria Hackett: Outdoor-Classrooms.com
Gardens that Feed
Gardens as Outdoor Learning Stations
Gardens that Attract Wildlife
Gardens for Art and Beauty