STEAM OUTDOORS IN WINTER: Using Sobel’s 7 Childhood & Nature Design Principles

Victoria Hackett

Outdoor Classrooms Training and Development Programs

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”  Ben Franklin

Outdoor Classrooms inspires early childhood teachers, out-of-school-time educators, parents, and families to create one-of-a-kind Outdoor Classrooms and/or Backyard Teaching Gardens. All on a shoe-string budget. One way we do this is through workshops and training.

All workshops and training are led by Victoria Hackett, M.Ed.  Whether your workshop is online or onsite, Victoria blends theory with hands-on problem-solving techniques, true-to-life anecdotes, valuable tips, and lively participation. Her extensive experience as a consultant/trainer/mentor and her background as a Natural Teacher allow her to bring profound knowledge and a pragmatic approach to every workshop she teaches.


STEAM OUTDOORS IN WINTER Using Sobel’s 7 Childhood & Nature Design Principles: ONLINE

A study from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that children are more likely to engage in active play while outdoors thane when indoors. In this workshop, we marry STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & math) outdoors with Sobel’s 7 Childhood and Nature Design Principles.

Come learn how to:

  • allow children to explore their natural world and what’s in it.
  • exercise children’s critical thinking skills.
  • introduce problem-solving and creativity skills outdoors

All while children pursue their own interests.

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Students 3
  • Assessments Yes

My mission is for every child in every school to have access to an Outdoor Classroom. Therefore, I inspire educators to teach outdoors and lead an on-line virtual community of Natural Teachers all over the world to create their own Outdoor Classroom story.


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