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Nature Preschool Institute 2017

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

I will be joining the staff of Chippewa Nature Center's Nature Preschool in facilitating this four-day workshop. The Institute allows 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 ($400) includes snacks, lunches, handouts & take-home resources. Michigan SCECHs available (pending approval). Each day runs 8:30am to 4:30pm. 

To register call Chippewa Nature Center at 989-631-0830 or visit (Registration will be open January 2.) If you have any questions, contact Madison Powell at 989-631-0830 or You can also download the flyer here.