We offer outdoor teacher retreats, workshops, and seminars to provide responsive nature-based training, state by state, as members like you make requests. Retreats are more intimate than large conferences to encourage dialogue, interaction, and the growth of local networks for support. It's easy to host an event - let us know if you'd like to host one in your town! 

2020 courses offered in Baltimore, MD and Melbourne, FL. Dates will be announced in Fall 2019. These fill, so don't delay if you want to join us!


Sat., November 9, 2019
Outdoor Teacher Retreat
Woodson Branch Nature School, Marshall, NC

Sat., February 15, 2020
Outdoor Teacher Retreat
Suncoast Waldorf School of Tampa Bay, FL

Fri.-Sat., March 6-7, 2020 
Outdoor Teacher Retreat
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Coloumbia, South Carolina

April 3-4, 2020
Bird's Eye View Outdoor Teacher Retreat (includes Friday nature preschool tours)
Pratt Nature Center, New Milford, CT

April 25, 2020
Outdoor Teacher Retreat | Painted Oak Nature School, NJ

June 5-7, 2020
Natural Wonder Summit
Delaware Nature Conservancy, Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin, DE

June 13, 2020
Outdoor Teacher Retreat: Nature Play Spaces
Brukner Nature Center | Troy, OH

Forest Days Train-the-Trainer Program
June 2020, geared for educators working in public school settings

Nature-Based Teacher Certification courses
July and August 2020, Baltimore, MD and Melbourne, FL

You can learn more about our payment and refund policies here. Please note that by registering for an ERAFANS event, you give us permission to photograph and/or video you during the training. We use these images to share and promote our events. Speak up if you do not want us to photograph you! We look forward to meeting you at an up-coming event. (Psst! Remember your canteen and your rain boots!)

Preview Past teacher training events: 


Master Class: Essential Nature Pedagogy, Newport, NC, on Oct. 14, 2019
Tender Sprouts Caregivers Conference, Baltimore, MD on Sat., Oct. 5, 2019 
Brukner Nature Center, Troy, OH on Sat., June 8, 2019

Boston Nature Center, Mattapan, MA on Sat., May 18, 2019
Lime Hollow Forest Preschool, Cortland, NY on Sat., May 11, 2019
WildRock, Crozet, VA
, on Sat., April 27, 2019

Elachee Nature Science Center, Gainesville, GA,
Sat., February 23, 2019

Children's Tree House at the National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV, Sat., October 27, 2018

Aurora Waldorf School, West Falls, NY, Sat., October 6, 2018

Nature-Based Teacher Certification, Wild Haven Forest Preschool, Baltimore, MD, July 9-12, 2019

What About a Forest School, Allegany Nature Pilgrimage, NY, Fri., June 1, 2018

Common Ground Environmental Education Center and NatureYear, New Haven, CT, Sat., May 5, 2018

World House Community Supported Education, Tues., March 13, 2018, Reisterstown, MD

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Sat., February 10, 2018, Philadelphia, PA

Painted Oak Nature School, Sat., November 11, 2017, Hopewell, NJ  

Carroll Community College, Sat., September 30, 2017, Westminster, MD  


Miami Nature Playschool, North Miami, FL, March 15-17, 2019

Woodson Branch Nature School, Marshall, NC, June 1-3, 2018

New Canaan Nature Center & Preschool, New Canaan, CT April 1-2, 2017

Questions about payment? You can learn more about our refund policies here.

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