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Nature-Based Education Workshop at Blandford Nature Center

  • Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Avenue Northwest Grand Rapids, MI, 49504 United States (map)

Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids, MI will be hosting this two-day workshop on nature-based education. We'll provide educators the information and skills to incorporate nature-based concepts into daily 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
  • Leading effective excursions
  • Seasonal activities to incorporate into the classroom (large & small group)

Participants will also observe West Side Christian Nature-based program in action and facilities.

Fee ($400/ $375 for the first 10 early bird sign-ups) includes snacks, lunches, handouts & take-home resources. Certificates and Michigan SCECHs available (pending approval). Each day runs from 8:45am to 4:00pm.

To register click: Nature-based Education Workshop. If you have any questions, contact Janet Staal at (616) 735-6240×23 or

Earlier Event: May 21
Mindstretchers Study Tour Conference
Later Event: June 12
Nature Preschool Institute 2017