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! 

Registration for our in-person courses in Summer 2021 will be announced late September. These fill, so don't delay if you want to join us! Online options also available for our level 1 certification.


Natural Wonder Summit (Our big member's gathering!)
Rescheduled for Summer 2021
Delaware Nature Conservancy | Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin, DE

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: 


Chesapeake Nature Play & Learning Conference, Online on Oct. 22, 2020


Outdoor Teacher Retreat, Columbia, SC on March 6-7, 2020
Outdoor Teacher Retreat, Palm Harbor, FL on Feb. 15, 2020
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 payments or refunds? You can learn more about our policies here.

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