Starting Out Wild: Advanced Training

Starting Out Wild is an educational program that helps toddlers experience and love nature in the first years of life.  The basic format includes learning, hiking, craft project and snack, music and movement, and story time.  All components are active with substantial nature content reinforced throughout. 

This training covers the development of the SOW curriculum and how to teach using age-appropriate lessons and activities. The training is free and open to all educators, volunteers, parents and administrators who work with children 18 months to 3 years old.  Snacks are included.

Registration through this website is required.  Have questions regarding the training?  Email

Read more about the Starting Out Wild program.

Event Details

Starts Friday, Jan 12, 2018 9:30 am
Ends Friday, Jan 12, 2018 11:30 am
Location Urban Ecology Center at Phil Hardberger Park (PHP West)
Registration closed.

Location Map

More Kid News

  • Children's Vegetable Garden Wins Statewide Award

    Children's Vegetable Garden Wins Statewide Award

    Thursday, 20 July 2017

    The Phil Hardberger Park Children’s Vegetable Garden was awarded First Place by the Texas Master Gardener Association 2016 Search for Excellence Awards. The Bexar County Master Gardener Assoc. received the award.

  • Nature Makes Kids Happy

    Nature Makes Kids Happy

    Monday, 31 July 2017

    Being active in nature makes kids happier,” says the National Environmental Education Foundation. Nature’s Garden Summer Camp was first offered at Phil Hardberger Park in 2014…

  • Starting Out Wild at Hardberger Park

    Starting Out Wild: A Program that Introduces Toddlers to Nature

    Thursday, 29 January 2015

    Two years ago San Antonio Natural Area Education Coordinator Peggy Spring had a dream of starting an educational program where toddlers love and experience nature in the first years of life. From this grew the Starting Out Wild (SOW) concept.

Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy

Open 7:30 a.m. to Sunset,
7 days a week

PHP Conservancy
(210) 492-7472

Special Events
(210) 207-3053