TAKE a leap abroad!
October 13-20, 2019
Join us for the first UK Forest School Study Tour offered by ERAFANS! We will visit several nature-based early learning programs in Scotland during our adventurous 7-day trip. This study tour takes place during the school year so that we can observe children and UK practitioners engaged in outdoor learning (also over the Indigenous People's holiday on 10/13). We will participate in professional development workshops offered by select nature-based programs, too. Don't worry, we've built in some time for you to explore on your own, too!
Scotland visitsThese are still being confirmed, but we expect to visit Riverside Cottage Nursery, Stramash Outdoor Nursery, Cowgate Under 5's Centre, and Tip Toes Children's Day Nursery - and we hope to coordinate training with Claire Warden of Mindstretchers, too!
Detailed itinerary with hotels, travel, and programs provided upon registration.
How do I get there? You are responsible for your own flight to Edinburgh, Scotland where you will meet at our designated hotel. Some people may choose to come early or stay longer than our trip dates, so by booking your own flight, you will have greater flexibility with your travel plans and budget. You will need a passport, so don't delay in getting it!
What's included in the price?
Transportation to and from our destinations (first class rail pass, bus, and/or car - if not by foot!)
Hotel accommodations from October 13-20, 2019
Daily breakfast and lunch
Coordination of all visits and any additional cost for professional development
ERAFANS tour coordinator who facilitates further professional development to debrief and reflect
What's not covered?
Your flights to and from the US and the United Kingdom
Travel insurance or health insurance while abroad
Cost of your passport or associated travel documents
Change fees to exchange currency, if needed
Dinner each day and alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, etc.
Luggage, backpack, or other required all-weather gear
Other handy supplies (EX. camera or tablet)
How do I register?
Registration coming soon! Payment is required in full at time of registration. We must have six registrants in order to run the trip; we reserve the right to cancel the trip if we do not meet this minimum, in which case you will receive a full refund. We strongly recommend you purchase a refundable plane ticket and traveler's insurance to protect against unforeseen circumstances.
Additional documents are required, including medical form for travel and release of liability (which we will provide during registration). Refund policy and detailed itinerary are included in your confirmation email; gear list, travel tips, and recommended reading will be provided to participants prior to the trip. We hope you can join us for this amazing week of training in Scotland!