Today’s children spend most of their days in school and child care centers, so teachers play an especially important role in the movement to reconnect children with nature. We would like to do all we can to support teachers in that endeavor.
Did you know that the Children & Nature Network has a Natural Teachers Network where you can find valuable tools, resources and activities, as well as connect with others in your profession who have shared interests? Join the Natural Teachers Network Natural Teachers Network today – it’s free!
Research continues to emerge about the crucial role that nature plays in a child’s life. To learn about research specific to education and the educational settings, visit the Children & Nature Network for compendium of annotated research summaries that you will find both interesting and helpful.
Did you know that the Greater Cincinnati Environmental Educators (GCEE) hosts a free Teacher Resource Expo every September? The Expo introduces teachers to an array of local school outreach programs, field trips and other resources. It’s a great way to see what’s available and to meet representative from organizations that can provide you with the support you need. Visit the GCEE Facebook Page for information.
DO YOU WANT A SCHOOL GARDEN OR NATURE PLAYSCAPE?
Many of the organizations in our collaborative offer design services, training and other assistance to schools and child care centers who would like to have gardens and natural playscapes. If your organization is interested in such a space but you are not sure where to start, please let us know and we will be happy to connect you with people who may be able to help and who will keep you informed of upcoming classes and training sessions.