Sensational Seeds

Sensational Seeds

Workshop Description: Come learn and explore how to introduce seeds to children through dissection, sorting, comparing, and contrasting. Discover their location in fruits, vegetables, and in the environment. Introduce children to the mystery of seed travel and what...
Compost 101

Compost 101

Workshop Description: Did you know that composting is nature’s way of recycling? Come learn all the different ways to introduce composting to children and how yard waste and food scraps are broken down and become food for plants. This workshop is jam-packed with...
Herbal Adventures

Herbal Adventures

Workshop Description: Pack up your own foraging kit, and get crafty with ideas from our Herbal Adventure workshop. Learn how herbs can provide the perfect backdrop for nature-inspired activities. Discover the magical plants that are growing just beyond your door, then...
Create a Pollinator Garden

Create a Pollinator Garden

Workshop Description: There are significant differences between gardening for art and beauty and gardening for pollinators. Join us and learn about pollinators, their characteristics, and their needs. Discover how to connect pollinator gardens to nature-based...
Transition to Outdoor Learning

Transition to Outdoor Learning

Workshop Description: There has never been a better time to reevaluate our teaching methods and to rethink how we are educating our children. The systems we had in place before COVID-19 hit, for inspired children to learn we less than. Now is the time to get started...
The Playful Teaching Garden

The Playful Teaching Garden

Workshop Description: Have you ever lost track of time when you were doing something you truly love to do? What about times when you are with friends collaborating on a project or just simply being together. This is the essence of play. It’s for all ages. In...
Sobel’s Children & Nature Design Principles

Sobel’s Children & Nature Design Principles

Workshop Description: Who is David Sobel and what are his 7 Design Principles for Children and Nature? Just as Howard Gardner had identified a set of intelligence for children, David Sobel, a place-based educator, identified a set of play themes that emerge when...
Outdoor Icebreakers, Circle Time & Group Activities

Outdoor Icebreakers, Circle Time & Group Activities

Workshop Description: Are you thinking about bringing your class outdoors for circle time, but don’t know where to start? Find the perfect icebreaker for your group. Icebreakers are a wonderful way to warm up any group. When done correctly, icebreakers, circle...
The Square Foot Garden

The Square Foot Garden

Workshop Description: My own COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantine-inspired garden story is about my Square Foot raised garden expansion made from recycled wood. This project allowed me to try something new in my Backyard Teaching Garden. Time in the garden has been...
The Alphabet Garden

The Alphabet Garden

Workshop Description: When I saw my first alphabet garden I was totally mesmerized. This garden was so much more than letters stuck in the ground. My mind started bubbling over with activity ideas and ways to weave this garden into the curriculum. Then I set out to...
Explore the Plant World in Four Types of Gardens

Explore the Plant World in Four Types of Gardens

Workshop Description: Have you ever been on a walk with children and wondered what the names of all the plants were? Habitats are places where many diverse plants can be found. Some plants arrive “on their own” while others arrive with some help. As...
The Three Sisters Garden

The Three Sisters Garden

Workshop Description: What is a Three Sister Garden? The crops of corn, beans, and squash are known as the Three Sisters. These three crops complement each other and have been the center of Native American agriculture and culinary traditions for centuries. Part of my...
Discover Habitats and Camouflage

Discover Habitats and Camouflage

Workshop Description: What is a Habitat? A habitat can be defined as “an area or environment in which an organism or group of organisms lives and grows.” These can be big words for young children; however, when you unpack and start talking about habitats...
Easy Recipes from Gardens that Feed

Easy Recipes from Gardens that Feed

Workshop Description: Do you have a Garden that Feeds? These are also called Vegetable Gardens or Edible Gardens. I have never been so excited about cooking since the installment of my 3 new raised garden beds. Growing your own food and inviting kids into the kitchen...
The Storybook Garden

The Storybook Garden

Workshop Description: Do you have a favorite nature-based children’s book? Do you read books outdoors? What if you took this love for nature and the outdoors and mixed with gardening? In this 1-hour workshop, you will Discover the abundance of Plant-Based...
Mud Kitchen Madness

Mud Kitchen Madness

Workshop Description: Did you make mud pies as a child? Did you spend hours mixing and creating recipes using dirt, water, flowers, and pinecones? What if you could use mud as a teaching tool and eliminate all the worry about messy kids after playing in the mud? What...
Let’s Explore Sun, Light, and Shadow Play

Let’s Explore Sun, Light, and Shadow Play

Workshop Description: Come learn about the elements of the science of sun, light, and shadows and how they can transform child’s play outdoors. Discover a variety of activities using different light sources and objects and how the sun’s position in the sky...
Let’s Talk Trees

Let’s Talk Trees

Workshop Description: Trees are all around us and grow all over the world. They come in many different shapes, sizes, and even colors. Some remain green throughout the year, while others have leaves that change colors and fall to the ground. Let’s Talk Trees and...
Let’s Talk Wildflowers

Let’s Talk Wildflowers

Workshop Description: Did you know that wildflowers represent joy in most cultures? In times like these, joy is what we’re lacking and longing for. Not just you, but your children also. Come learn about flowers, plants, and a variety of wildflower activities that will...
10 Easy Ways to get Kids Birding

10 Easy Ways to get Kids Birding

Workshop Description: Kids are natural explorers; however, not always drawn to birding. When we take a pause in our everyday life, we may hear the bird calls and see the magnificent bird behavior that is often overlooked. Come learn how to introduce birding to kids....