Summer Institute for Nature- and Place-based Early Childhood Education
Join us this summer for an inspiring, hands-on, and experiential online professional development event. Don’t worry, you won’t spend the whooole week staring at a screen! Get prepared to connect, collaborate, and reflect with a passionate and diverse group of early childhood educators during our 5-day institute. All you need is a stable internet or data connection and access to a device with Zoom connectivity. We’ll supply the rest – from a shipment of books and materials to engaging workshops to virtual field trips. And don’t forget, you’ll also get year long project mentorship to help you make your nature- and place-based learning dreams a reality!
Participants will discover:
“This Institute exceeded my expectations! The presenters, workshop material and community support has built a confidence and inspiration in me that I was craving so very much when I arrived. Thank you!”
“My experience at Summer Institute went far beyond my expectations. I not only learned lots of new activities, it made me look within to pull out my strengths and passions. An inspiring experience!”
- Valuable resources and user-friendly materials to support integrating nature and place-based activities in their own program
- Professional development hours
- Year-long project development support from a Summer Institute Mentor
- Nature and Place-based Early Childhood Education Certificate for participation in Prescott College’s Summer Institute
- Permanent access to all session recordings.
The Summer Institute fee includes materials and resources, four nights of lodging on campus and two to three meals a day. We believe every educator should have the opportunity to attend this professional development experience. so we offer a voluntary, three-tiered pricing program based on your needs:
Actual cost of online Summer Institute operations
Partially sponsored by contributors
The lowest cost, subsidized by the George B. Storer Foundation
Enrollment is limited and a non-refundable fee of $50 is required to hold your place. As a part of the enrollment process, each participant will be asked to identify a nature- and place-based project they will develop with the support of their mentor during and after the Summer Institute.