No Walls, No Problem! Overcoming Barriers to Taking Learning Outside
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About the Event
Nature is a crucial element in a preschooler's learning experience, but there are many barriers to truly getting children outdoors. This session explores those barriers to access--including gear, equipment, fear/anxiety, socio-cultural context--and seeks to reframe them into manageable challenges that can be overcome. Participants will see examples from an innovative all-outdoor preschool in Seattle, WA and be challenged to get out of their comfort zone and create a plan to spend a whole day outside. Participants will walk away from this session with the beginning of a personalized Action Plan for how they can advocate for increased outdoor time for their preschoolers to families, administrators, and co-workers.
- Participants will reflect on their own relationships with and barriers to spending more time outside with children.
- Participants will identify their role in helping children to gain access to the outdoors.
- Participants will reframe current thinking around barriers to increasing their outdoor time and discover creative solutions to overcoming those organizational and personal barriers.
1.5 Washington STARS hours available - please register with your MERIT I.D. number if you're from WA!
- Standard Registration$15+$0.38 Service fee$15+$0.38 Service fee0$0