We are thrilled to offer our Nature-Based Teacher Certification! You will gain a deeper understanding of nature pedagogy and practices as you earn this introductory credential. (Registration is for live, in-person certification.)
This five-day, 36-hour course provides in-depth study of best practices in nature-based early childhood education to prepare you for meaningful outdoor learning experiences. We draw from experienced educators with diverse perspectives to help you hone your own approaches to nature-based ECE. Whether you are in a formal school or childcare setting or working in a nature or forest preschool, this course is designed to meet the needs of early childhood educators working in any setting. (See web for complete description.)
Monday: 8:30 - 5 p.m.
Full day of workshops; breakfast and lunch provided daily
Tuesday: 8:30 - 5 p.m.
Optional morning yoga at 7:45 a.m.; full day of workshops
Wednesday: 8:30 - 5 p.m.
Optional morning yoga at 7:45 a.m., off-site tours and workshops
Thursday: 12 - 8:30 p.m.
Lunch followed by sessions, evening sessions include dinner and campfire
Friday: 8:30 - 4 p.m.
Optional morning yoga at 7:45 a.m. , closing sessions and conclusion of the course
Saturday: 9-12 p.m.
Optional Volunteer Day in Baltimore City at BLISS Meadows at Backyard Basecamp