This is the seventh of a series of eight discussions on principles, processes, and strategies involved in early childhood education, including environmental education. There is cultural capital in education and there is biophilia capital in education to the environment in early childhood. The habitus represents a child's environment with everything in it and this is where the genesis of child development lies.
The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) is a peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal promoting early childhood environmental education for global readership and action. IJECEE publishes scholarly written work, anonymously and expertly reviewed by peers, that focuses on book reviews, educational approaches, evaluation models, program descriptions, research investigations, and theoretical perspectives pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years). The young children’s caregivers and the communities, institutions and systems, in which the children live, too, are a focus of importance. The content of the publication addresses all aspects of environmental education as well as all reciprocal associations and impacts embedded within the environmental education experience. Implications for policy at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels are sought.
The School Garden Curriculum: Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking
Thursday, April 28 – 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern (60 minutes)
With Author, Kaci Rae Christopher
What is reflective practice? Why is it important for early childhood educators? How can it help ease some of the stress of teaching in today’s world AND make you a better educator? Join Natural Start and Diona Reese Williams to explore these questions and get tips for using reflective practice as a supervisor or peer.
The Maine Department of Education’s Rethinking Responsive Education Ventures (RREV) initiative is offering a new Outdoor Learning Accelerator award program in an effort to mobilize funding and resources to create more opportunities for schools in Maine to innovate around outdoor and environmental learning in the 2022-23 school year.
Mapmaking with Children: Sense of Place Education for the Elementary Years
Thursday, April 14 – 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern (60 minutes)
With Place-based Learning Expert, David Sobel
REGISTER TO ATTEND: https://outdoorlearningstore.com/workshops/
The Children’s Museum has an opening for an Outdoor Experience Specialist to ensure a consistently safe, enjoyable and educational experience for all Museum guests in our outdoor exhibits, Joy Park and Adventure Forest. Alongside the leadership of the Outdoor Experience Coordinator, the Outdoor Experience Specialist is responsible for maintaining daily operations and works with a team to deliver the Museum’s mission through facilitation, programming and nature-based play experiences.
Mongabay Kids is a free, nonprofit environmental education platform developed by scientists, conservationists, and journalists. Mongabay Kids creates inspiring nature & conservation media for kids (ages 6-12) and their adults. Visit our website for nature news, lessons, videos, art & craft activities, comics, interviews with conservationists & more!
EverWild is seeking nature-based mentors to join our team of child care providers, outdoor enthusiasts, and Forest School educators. We provide camps during the summer and classes during the Forest School Year. All camps and classes take place outdoors in Los Angeles' mountains, canyons and beaches. Training and subbing begins immediately and employment starts in June. Please see our description for further qualifications for ideal candidates.
Project Learning Tree’s (PLT) nationally acclaimed pre-K through high school environmental education curriculum is the
framework for learning more about the importance of New Hampshire’s forests. Tours combine math, science, technology,
language arts, and social studies with current information about forest practices, up-to-date technology, and careers.
Date and Time:
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 12:30pm to Friday, July 22, 2022, 12:00pm
CEHN invites nominations for our 2022 NOW Youth Leadership Award! This award honors a young person who has demonstrated exceptional children’s environmental health leadership through efforts to protect human health, especially of our most vulnerable populations.