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NEW!  Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood Teacher Workshop

TWO 1-day workshops offered; choose ONE. First time offered in the UP!!

8:30 am -3:30 pm, Thursday, March 10:   Focus: Integrating into the Classroom Curriculum


9:00 am -3:00 pm, Friday, March 11:  Focus: Using in an After School Setting


Presenter: Ada Takacs, MI Project Learning Tree Coordinator

Location:  Nara Nature Center, on US 41 east of Houghton, at Nara Nature Preserve along the Pilgrim River

Credit: 0.5 SB-CEU pending (available Thursday only).

Cost:  $30 for activity guide & lunch. (No charge for GE staff, LSSI partners, or classroom teachers in CCISD & GOISD.) Every participant receives Project Learning Tree: Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood Activity Guide and a music CD.

To Register for Thursday, March 10:
Loret Roberts, CCISD,  Tel: 482-0331

To Register for Friday, March 11: Beth Anderson, GE Admin. Asst., Tel: 487-6603 Ext.119

Maximum: 25 participants per workshop

Workshop Description

An interdisciplinary guide designed for educators who work with children ages 3-6.

· Over 130 experiences that engage children in outdoor play & exploration.

· Topics include:

            •  Exploring Nature with Five Senses

            •  Experiencing Trees Through the Seasons

            •  Meeting Neighborhood Trees

Exploring nature is a complete sensory experience. Early experiences with the natural world have been positively linked with the development of children’s imaginations and their sense of wonder and curiosity –important motivators for lifelong learning. Activity guide contains more than 130 experiences.


Sponsored by the Lake Superior Steawardship Initiative and BHK Great Explorations Program.

Joan Chadde
Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education
105 Dillman Hall
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: 906-487-3341 Fax: 906-487-1620

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Modified on: March 16, 2011