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.

You can host a professional development training or a Youth Engagement Program. Email: for more information.

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.


Dear Caroline,
Just a note to thank you for your workshop last week. I had the most wonderful time and got so many great ideas. I’m a new-ish teacher (switched from journalism mid-career) and am always looking for ways to better my craft. Thanks to your ideas, I’m now using rhythmic poems every day and putting lyrics up on the board for my learners to read. They love it! I’m also halfway through your HTHS manual and am putting more of those ideas into practice. Thank you so much for doing what you do and for inspiring so many of us. It is helping countless numbers of children! All the best.