Teaching in The Outdoor Classroom Workshop
Registration Opens February 15, 2019. To register, see the registration section, below.
Dates and Times:
Monday, June 17, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, June 18, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, June 19, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday, June 20, 6:15 am – 2:00 pm
Who May Attend?
This preK – 12th grade workshop is for all who teach children: pre-service teachers, licensed educators, school teachers, home school educators, non-formal educators, interns, fellows, volunteers, Friends members, naturalists, park rangers, etc.! We encourage educator teams from the same geographic area to sign up and attend together.
What Will We Do?
Explore innovative ways to use the outdoors as a classroom with integrated curriculum to enhance and strengthen a child’s education
Discover new ways to motivate students and interact with children who are excited about learning.
Observe professionals and apply outdoor classroom methods by leading the same youth daily, outdoors, in a supportive, team-teaching environment.
Strengthen your outdoor teaching and reflection skills, and apply them to your indoor curriculum. Benefit from the immediate opportunity to apply workshop content with a small group of motivated youth.
Gain knowledge and real-world experience in the prairie pothole ecosystem with direct carry-over to any geographic location, any age, and any season.
Benefits – for full workshop completion, each participant receives …
- Certificate for 30 clock hours.
- Hands-on practice using weather monitoring equipment, field guides, field journal, and more.
- Printed copy of The Compass to Nature booklet
- Free lodging available in the PWLC dormitory.
Instructors: Molly Stoddard, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service educator, and Mona Davis, ISD 544 Prairie Science Class teacher.
Please complete the following form and click the “submit” button at the bottom of the form for payment processing. Registration will be acknowledged within one week by email.
If you need assistance with registration please contact Tere Mann, Friends of the Prairie Wetland Learning Center, at 218-998-4488.
If you have other questions about the workshop, please contact Molly Stoddard, at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, 218-998-4489. Thank you!
Refunds at the discretion of Friends of the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center. Finding a substitute is encouraged and they will need to register. Contact Tere Mann with any changes.