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ECO Institute 2020 - Nature-Based Routines for Outdoor Classrooms

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North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street

Montpelier, VT 05602

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ECO Institute

Weeklong 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: Nature-based Routines for Outdoor Classrooms

This introductory ECO Institute course acquaints participants with the routines and protocols that structure a successful outdoor learning and play experience. Participants will:

  • Develop a knowledge base and skill set to incorporate nature immersion practices into your program in a way that meets the needs of your students.

  • Learn how to conduct site assessments and how to manage hazards and risks within an outdoor classroom space.

  • Explore foundational math and literacy skills in nature with nature. Learn how to partner with the natural world to bring the curriculum outdoors and nature indoors while meeting NGSS, Common Core and Vermont Early Learning Standards.

  • Build upon existing strengths and opportunities within a school community to support learning with nature.

Instructors: Amy Butler & Brenda Hartshorn

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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