CULTIVATE CONNECTION RETREAT

$157.00$255.00

A Day In the Secret Gardens Outdoor Classroom

An Outdoor Classrooms Retreat is the perfect way cultivate connection; to reset and renew in our dynamic and enriching Secret Gardens Outdoor Classroom. Programs are available January 28, April 22, July 29 and October 28, 2023.

Time & Location
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Saturday, July 29, 2023
Saturday, October 28, 2023

The Secret Gardens
67 Boyles Street
Beverly, MA 01915

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CULTIVATE CONNECTION RETREAT

A Day In the Secret Gardens Outdoor Classroom

Time & Location
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Saturday, July 29, 2023
Saturday, October 28, 2023

The Secret Gardens
67 Boyles Street
Beverly, MA 01915

An Outdoor Classrooms Retreat is the perfect way cultivate connection; to reset and renew in our dynamic and enriching Secret Gardens Outdoor Classroom. Programs are available January 28, April 22, July 29 and October 28, 2023.

What is your next move in your Outdoor Classroom? What can happen when you step into your vision?

In our Day in The Secret Gardens we will:

  • unleash your gifts while showcasing your garden story.
  • experience a paradigm shift in how we deliver education to children.
  • discover how learning blooms outdoors.
  • reflect on the universal shift towards outdoor teaching.
  • shed the old way of teaching while rebirthing the new.
  • awaken a collective consciousness of the benefits for nature-based education.

About the Event

  • Please plan to arrive at 8:45 am and bring a refillable water bottle, folding chair and a “seed of inspiration.”
  • Please dress for the outdoors, including rain gear if needed. Depending on the season, we recommend layers! (Though we have an indoor space available as well)
  • Cost: $157 CIRCLE member $255 non-member
  • Space is limited to 10.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE – May be adjusted

8:45-9:00 WELCOME:
Enjoy a cup of tea/coffee with something sweet, meet new/old friends and settle in.

9:00-9:30 AN INVITATION:
Your visit will start with introductions and a tour of The Secret Gardens with its various outdoor learning spaces. During this tour, Secret Gardens/Outdoor Classrooms founder and owner, Victoria Hackett, will give you an overview of The Secret Gardens Outdoor Classroom story; along with, the philosophy, goals and mission of our nature classes.

9:30-10:30 REFLECTION:
We will gather and take a closer look at how to design Outdoor Classrooms using The Four Types of Gardens as a framework. We will reflect and share your outdoor classrooms story and outdoor teaching journey.

10:30-11:30 PLAYFUL LEARNING:
We will break out and learn how to weave literacy into your Teaching & Learning practice.

11:30-12:30 NOURISH:
Lunch and conversation with Victoria about various topics, including a Q&A time.

12:30-1:00 HOPE:
Become a kid again and venture into The Secret Gardens and The Club House to explore a variety of prepared nature-based activities.

1:00-2:15 TRANSFORMATION:
We will celebrate each other’s Outdoor Classroom journey through a “seeds of inspiration” pot-luck. Come prepared to share what brings you joy in your outdoor teaching practice. Note: Bring something that invigorates both you and your children outdoors. For example: A favorite nature-based children’s book, a lesson activity, and/or visual pictures. Anything goes!

2:15-2:45 AWAKENING:
The importance of end-of-the-day rituals of story time while enjoying snack and tea.

2:45-3:00 CELEBRATE: Wrap up

This schedule is subject to change. Regardless, please come dressed to spend the day outside. Please note: We will also have access to our indoor training space.

Additional information

Price Options

CIRCLE member, Non-member