Teacher Professional Development: Biomimicry and Social Emotional Learning

Sponsored by Wachusett Meadow

Schedule:

2 classes (show schedule)
Wed, Jul 22, 2020
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thu, Jul 23, 2020
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location:

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton MA

Instructor:

Kristin Steinmetz - Education Coordinator, Wachusett Meadow

Audience:

Adult

Members:

$245.00

Nonmembers:

$305.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Looking for ways to support social and emotional growth in your students? Nature may have some answers. In this class, we will explore the benefits of nature, including its documented effects on children's learning and social-emotional health, as well as what nature can teach us about connection, cooperation, loss and trauma.

Each class will include an outdoor, themed nature walk that can be replicated in a schoolyard, a science/nature activity that can be done in a classroom, and discussion and modeling of classroom systems that draw upon nature's wisdom.

Texts include selections from The Nature Fix by Florence Williams, Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv, and short biomimicry articles available online.

This course is designed for K-8 teachers.

15 hours PDP or 1 Graduate Credit/22.5 PDP available. If you wish to receive graduate credit for this workshop, please contact Alex Dohan at adohan@massaudubon.org. You will be instructed on how to proceed with the grad credit request. (Please note that grad credits incur an additional cost beyond the registration fee for the program.)

Instructions and Directions:

If you wish to receive graduate credit for this workshop, please contact Alex Dohan at adohan@massaudubon.org. You will be instructed how to proceed with the grad credit request. (Please note graduate credits incur an additional cost beyond the registration fee for the program.)
Sign up with another educator from your school or organization and you'll each get $25 off your registration fee. To receive this discount, please call Wachusett Meadow to register.

Registration is required.
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For more information, contact:

113 Goodnow Road
Princeton, MA 01541