Forest Days Seminar

FRI.-SAT., AUGUST 7-8, 2020

About the Forest Days Seminar    

Take your class outside!  This seminar is for anyone working with young children in an urban classroom setting who wants to bring nature-based learning to their curriculum.  Planning for ongoing and meaningful experiences in nature that is more than just a field trip simply requires the commitment of making time in your planbook!  In this seminar, you will explore which type of outdoor program is the best fit for your teaching style, and in what ways an outdoor program can enrich your classroom experience indoors.   Hear from educators in urban settings who have created a variety of different outdoor programs, and consider ways to implement a program that works for you! Some of the topics we will explore include:

  • Benefits of outdoor learning

  • Nuts and bolts of starting a program

  • Classroom connections

  • Risks, hazards, roadblocks, obstacles

  • Curriculum bridges to literacy, math, science, and more

  • Developing mindfulness outdoors and back in the classroom

  • Educating and inviting families in

 Light breakfast and lunch are included, but bring your canteen for drinks. 

ERAFANS will provide a professional development certificate at the conclusion of the event (pending CEU approval). Please dress for the weather, as at least 50% of this event will take place outdoors, and don't forget your canteen!

Schedule of Workshops

Friday, August 7, 2020
Day 1: Awbury Arboretum

8:30-9 a.m. Breakfast and registration
9-9:45 a.m.  Opening remarks and keynote
10-12:10 p.m. Morning sessions
12:15-1 p.m. Lunch
1-3 p.m. Afternoon sessions
3-4 p.m. Newtoworking and closing gathering

Saturday, August 8, 2020
Day 2: Wissahickon Charter School

8:30-9 a.m. Breakfast and registration
9-12:15 p.m. Morning sessions
12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15-3:45 p.m. Afternoon sessions
3:45-4 p.m.  Conclusion, including survey and professional development certificates

Presenter Highlights and session descriptions coming soon!

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