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Nature Preschool Institute


  • Chippewa Nature Center 400 South Badour Road Midland, MI, 48640 United States (map)

This four-day workshop at Chippewa Nature Center's Nature Preschool will allow preschool educators to see the teachers and students in action (three of the four mornings) while also learning about the philosophy and nature-based teaching practices. You'll walk away with the information and skills to incorporate nature-based concepts into daily preschool routines while maintaining the integrity of their best practice curriculum. Topics will include: 

  • Benefits of Nature Play
  • Real versus perceived outdoor risks
  • Naturalizing outdoor play areas
  • Integrating nature into indoor spaces
  • Seasonal activities to incorporate into the classroom

Fee includes snacks, lunches, handouts & take-home resources. SCECHs available (pending approval). Each day runs 8:30am to 4:30pm. To register, click here.