Registration is free and there will be plenty of draw prizes for attendees!
Workshops are 60 minutes and will take place on Thursdays at 4pm PST / 7pm EST.
For those who can’t attend live these will each be recorded and posted on the bottom of our webpage. Following the workshop, participants will receive a link through which they can access a certificate of attendance. If you can’t attend the live workshop you can still request a certificate after you watch the recording.
North Branch Nature Center seeks a new, full-time Executive Director (ED) to guide and support our growing, high-impact organization located in beautiful Montpelier, Vermont. Applications due Aug. 31, 2021.
We have an opening for a Forest Preschool (FPS) Teacher to join our education team at North Branch Nature Center. The position is for 16 hours a week (not including school breaks and holidays) for 40 weeks. The part-time Forest Preschool Teacher works collaboratively with the FPS Director and Lead Teacher to facilitate child-centered play and learning with nature. The part-time FPS Teacher will promote best practices of a nature-based early childhood program at NBNC. The pay is $16 per hour.
Deadline to Apply 6/18/2021
This full year lesson plan bundle contains 20 nature-based lesson plans following forest school and outdoor education models. It is inspired by Jon Young's Coyote Mentoring and the natural cycle of learning. These 20 lessons equip teachers and mentors to instill in their students strategies such as mapping, birding, mindfulness, awareness, animal tracking, journaling, and curiosity.
Learn to teach outside even if you’re not outdoorsy!
This eBook is written for teachers, parents, caregivers, and mentors who understand the value and importance of having their children spend time in nature but may not have the time, resources, or ability to dedicate a regular part of their schedule to outdoor education. No matter how much time you have or advanced preparation you’ve done, there are things you can do with your students outside that are fun, educational, and worthwhile.
A recent article from "The Conversation" titled "Rewild your kids: why playing outside should be a post-pandemic priority" argues that outdoor play has declined dramatically during the pandemic, and restoring it as a childhood habit is of vital importance.
In this “voices-on” virtual workshop, we’ll investigate the wonderful world of “envirosongs” or “songs for environmental education”. Veteran educator and eco-singer Remy Rodden will lead you in a few tunes to lift your spirits and celebrate the natural world.
4PM Pacific, Thursday, May 20
With Teacher and Eco-singer Remy Rodden
The California Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (AEOE) presents a 2-hour workshop exploring outdoor instruction. Geared towards classroom teachers, but applicable for folks in other settings as well.