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ECE Webinar: Nature-Rich Spaces That Support Community Connection & Change

Mar 27, 2024    |   Upcoming Webinars

Many early childhood programs are making a shift to more outdoor learning. Learning that takes place outdoors has a variety of benefits for young children, including improved health and wellbeing, creative problem solving, and an increased connection to and care for the natural world. This webinar, hosted by Early Learning Investigations, will highlight design principles and guidelines for creating a unique, nature-rich space that enhances community and connection. 

This event will be led by Heather Fox, director of outreach and communication for Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, and Jess Lindstrom, co-founder and commissioner of Steel City Inclusive Softball Association. In this event, they will share diverse outdoor classrooms that foster a strong sense of community.

In this webinar, participants will…

  • Understand the benefits and features of nature-rich outdoor classrooms for fostering community and a sense of belonging.
  • Learn how programs around the world have applied a clear set of design principles to create outdoor spaces that each uniquely reflect and support their communities.
  • Consider Four Attainable Steps to tackle existing challenges and barriers to implementing a nature-rich outdoor classroom: (1) building community engagement, (2) designing with an intentional framework (3) cost-conscious decision making, (4) planning for long-term success.

Learn more and register for this event on the Early Learning Investigations website.

Date & Time

Wednesday, May 8, 11 AM PT | 2 PM ET

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