Advanced Training: Starting Out Wild

The advanced training for the Starting Out Wild program is open to all educators, volunteers, parents, and administrators who work with children, ages 1-3.

The core principles of the Starting Out Wild program that will be the focus of the training include:

  • The love of nature needs to accompany growing up from the earliest age.
  • Teaching must engage both children and parents.
  • Learning will spiral moving from tolerating and participating to acquiring nature concepts and vocabulary over the 3-year span. 
  • Activities should facilitate children's experiences through movement and using all their senses. 
  • Familiar analogs of unfamiliar concepts and vocabulary are provided. 
  • Providing an emotionally comfortable environment is the starting point. 

This is a free training. Snacks will be provided. A donation to the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy of $3 per person is suggested. 

Event Details

Starts Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 10:00 am
Ends Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date Monday, Jun 4, 2018 9:00 am
Available 2
Cut-off Date Friday, Jun 22, 2018 12:00 pm
Location Urban Ecology Center at Phil Hardberger Park (PHP West)
Registration closed.

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