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ECO Institute 2020 - Natural History Connections for Outdoor Classrooms

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North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street

Montpelier, VT 05602

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ECO Institute

Week-long nature immersion courses for teachers, assistants, and administrators.

The ECO (Educating Children Outdoors) Institute provides inquiry-based, outdoor learning through intensive experiential lessons, activities, and discussions. Led by expert NBNC staff and partners, participants will move beyond the classroom and engage with nature as a learning partner. Participants will develop a nature pedagogy and learn to incorporate VELS, NGSS, and Common Core into their design of nature immersion curricula.

*Graduate credit is offered through Castleton University and the Castleton Center for Schools.

ECO Institute 2020: Natural History Connections for Outdoor Classrooms

This course is designed for educators who have an established routine of learning and exploring outdoors, and those seeking a deeper understanding of their natural landscape. Participants will:

  • Develop a foundation of natural history knowledge through immersive study of bird language, tree and plant identification, wild edible safety, geology, and basic forest forensics.

  • Practice techniques for achieving a deeper level of inquiry and observation in nature.

  • Learn hands-on methods for embedding this knowledge into outdoor lessons and making classroom connections.

  • Learn strategies for building equity into your practices to meet the needs of all students.

Instructors: Ken Benton & Susan Koch

Cancellation Policy: While we realize that unexpected circumstances arise that are out of our control, North Branch Nature Center cannot guarantee refunds for registrations cancelled within 30 days of the course. If a cancellation occurs within this window, NBNC will, if possible, attempt to fill the space from our wait list and provide a full refund.

School purchase orders: It is the participant’s responsibility to submit a purchase order request to their school immediately upon registration, and to provide a purchase order number to NBNC in a timely manner. Participants must have either provided NBNC a purchase order number, or made arrangements to do so, within 30 days of registration.

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