Nature Pre-School Workshop!

We are delighted to announce that Antioch University New England will be holding a daylong workshop entitled “Nature Pre-Schools and Forest Kindergartens” from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16th. The day will open with a talk by David Sobel, who was featured in Mother Nature’s Child and whose terrific new book Wild Play was published last year. The schedule also includes field trips, sessions with childhood educators, and lunch. The Harris Center for Conservation Education and Sophia’s Hearth Family Center are co-sponsoring the event. For more information or to register, visit www.antiochne.edu/acsr or call 603.283.2301.



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2 Responses to “Nature Pre-School Workshop!”

  1. Mary Renee says:

    Aloha,

    I’m interested in the school with preschool-aged children that was featured in Mother Nature’s Child Movie. I was raised in the Washington DC area and I recognized them talking about Rock Creek going to the Potomac going to the Chesapeake Bay and going to the Ocean and then back in the sky and then raining back into the stream, so I assume the school or the program must probably be located in Maryland. Where can I find more information about the school featured in the film? I found this part of the site by clicking on the photograph of the children and teacher I’m talking about.

    Otherwise, I have a daughter who is almost two. Luckily we’re living in Hawaii for the next few years which provides us plenty of opportunities for free play outdoors but she’s an only child and we don’t have any other family out here. Are there any programs in Honolulu you can recommend that value nature as a vital part of development like they did in the movie?

    Mahalo,
    Mary

  2. admin says:

    Hi Mary,
    I’m so glad to know of your interest in Amy Beam’s Beyond the Walls program. The school we featured was the Franklin Montessori School in Washington, DC where Amy takes teachers and their preschoolers out into Rock Creek Park. At the time, I had never seen anything like it before! You can email Amy to find out more about her work at amy.beyondthewalls@gmail.com. Thanks for being in touch!

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