Webinar: Nature-based Learning Environments: What every early childhood program leader needs to know (Early Childhood Investigations)


Nature-based learning is growing in popularity, particularly in the time of COVID. Yet, many early childhood program administrators find themselves looking for strategies to integrate nature into the preschool curriculum in meaningful and intentional ways. One area of program development that is foundational for children’s play and teacher-child interactions is the physical environment. Statements like “bring nature inside” or “go outside” oversimplify things and don’t address the pedagogy around nature-based education. Further, these phrases don’t address HOW to bring nature in or take advantage of nature outside.

This webinar, presented by author and nature-based learning expert Rachel Larimore, will help early childhood administrators identify the principles fundamental to a nature-based approach. Then, using a continuum of nature-based early childhood education as the overarching framework, Rachel will address the unique considerations for designing a nature-based classroom. We’ll discuss the spaces inside, outside, and beyond the fence. Additionally, we’ll discuss the other supporting spaces that help make for successful nature-based learning.


5/19/2021 2:00 PM - 5/19/2021 3:30 PM


Curriculum/Instructional Methods Early Childhood