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Fri.-Sat., August 16-17, 2024

Green Earth Montessori School
Helena, Montana

Registration now open!

About this Nature-Based Training

Plan your adventure in Helena, Montana for a very special two-day teacher training! This training will awaken your senses, kindle curiosity, and spark more ideas for outdoor learning with young children. 

This retreat brings together experts in the field of nature-based early learning to share ideas and practices, with a variety of workshops to choose from. ERAFANS will provide a professional development certificate at the conclusion of the event. Please dress for the weather, as most of this training takes place outdoors, rain or shine. Lite refreshments on Friday evening with keynote speaker; coffee/tea with lite breakfast and lunch are included on Saturday, but remember your canteen for drinks throughout the day. 

Note: We strive for zero waste during our training events; please bring your canteen for drinks.

Who Should Attend?

This training is ideal for educators, caregivers, and others working with young children ages 2 to 8. Our participants work in all kinds of settings, from nature-based schools and forest kindergartens to public schools, traditional preschools, HeadStart programs, childcare centers, daycare, and more. 

Workshop Descriptions

This retreat is packed with topics you will love! A Friday night keynote and campfire from 6-9 p.m. is followed by a day of hands-on training on Saturday from 8:30-4 p.m. You can look forward to engaging, immersive sessions on the topics you need to learn, play, and explore with children outside. Stay tuned for complete descriptions!

Have questions? Email us at programs@erafans.orgPlease note that all participants are required to complete this waiver during registration. Our refund policies are found here as well.

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