Reading, Writing, Probing And Playing In The Outdoor Classroom
Professional Development for Educators
EDUCATORS at schools, libraries, youth programs, religious and other non-profit or for-profit organizations are invited to book trainings for NATURE-WISE for the spring, summer, and 2023-2024 school year! This curriculum will help you support the building of environmental, social, and emotional literacy along with the following Language Arts skills: Reading for fluency, Writing complete sentences, The basics of writing, Interviewing and storytelling, Poetry and rhymes, Word families, and Book-making.
With the NATURE-WISE professional development training, teachers will enjoy opportunities to introduce students to an abundance of children’s literature on the environment; Tap into the power of poetry to articulate feelings and observations about the environment; Meet local, national, and global environmental champions through picture books and online resources; Lead students on fascinating nature explorations outdoors; Help students evaluate wildlife (colors, shapes, patterns, textures, and behaviors) in their school and home neighborhoods and create a neighborhood nature encyclopedia; Address fears about being outside and about various forms of wildlife and so much more. We will explore all the literacies — reading, writing, speaking, seeing, hearing, visual arts, music, dance, games, and more – as we dig deeper into the natural world, our place in it, our power to be climate activists and better protect all living things.