Inspiring Nature Play

Nature Play conference

Reaching Wider

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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$65 Parking and lunch are included
CPDUs: 6, Gateways: 6
Grade level: preK – 12

This annual conference will highlight developmentally appropriate nature play experiences for early childhood (birth through age 8) and practical ideas for incorporating nature play into your early childhood program.

Sheila Williams Ridge, M.A., director of the Shirley G. Moore Laboratory School at the University of Minnesota, will present the keynote address. She serves on the governing boards for the Free Forest School, Natural Start Alliance, and the Minneapolis Nature Preschool, and co-authored Nature-Based Learning for Young Children: Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Budget.

Inspiring Nature Play is possible because of the collaborative effort among The Alliance for Early Childhood, BackYard Nature Center, Chicago Botanic Garden, Greeley Elementary School, Forest Preserves of Cook County, Kohl Children’s Museum, Natural Start Alliance (a project of the North American Association for Environmental Education), North Suburban Special Education District, and Northfield Community Nursery School.