The Natural Wonder Summit is a very special gathering for nature-based educators, administrators, and childcare providers. This three-day event is a joyful way to explore nature-based early childhood education and personal natural connection. We recharge with old friends and new as we celebrate outdoor play and learning! Please note that this year's summit is a 'hybrid' format.
We are grateful for our partners with Delaware Nature Society at the beautiful Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin, DE who have graciously made this event possible.
Featured guests will begin (online) Friday, June 4 at 7 p.m. in a Virtual Ceremony Circle led by Waabizheshi Oshkaabewis (Ojibwe Marten Clan Ceremonial Helper, Messenger, and Fire Keeper), Hopi Martin with other featured guests: Caylin Gans, Seth Kipavare, and Diane Kashin.
On Saturday, small, in-person workshops will take place throughout the day at Ashland Nature Center. Optional tours of Coverdale Farm and an opportunity to experience a natural wonder (spawning horseshoe crabs and shorebirds!) are available on Sunday. Breakfast and an afternoon snack are provided on Saturday, but please pack your lunch and bring a canteen for drinks.
ERAFANS will provide a professional development certificate at the conclusion of the event. Please dress for the weather, as most of this event will take place outdoors, rain or shine.
COVID-19 protocols are in place including a Health Check (form to complete prior to arrival) and required use of face coverings. Participants should bring an outdoor camping chair or blanket to physically distance during the training. Your confirmation email contains further details.