Play in the Dirt: Empowering Educators to Take Learning Outdoors

June 06, 2019

High Meadows School and Center for Progressive Learning

We invite you to join us for single-day workshop on
Thursday, June 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
High Meadows School
Join us as we explore ways to utilize the outdoors as a natural learning environment for children to encourage exploration, wonder, and creativity! Using best practices in nature-based learning, you will be empowered to create experiences that spark student curiosity, deepen understanding of the world around them, and allow for application of academic skills in the outdoors. Participants will:
• learn about the value and benefits of outdoor education
• understand how nature functions as a teacher
• explore sample lessons and design lessons to incorporate into your own learning environment
• overcome personal and professional obstacles you may encounter when taking learning outdoors

HMS teachers Rebecca Drage and Shannon Hostetler have a passion for nature-based learning. Rebecca has been a HMS teacher and camp counselor for six years, working with children ages 5-13. Shannon has 22 years of teaching experience in early childhood education in both public and private schools.