Summer Institute for Nature- and Place-based Early Childhood Education
When: June 4 – 6, 2021
Where: Due to continued concerns surrounding COVID-19, we are still deciding whether or not to have SI in-person or online. Please save the date and be on the lookout for further updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Registration is now closed. Please check back next year for Summer Institute 2021!
Join us summer 2021 for an inspiring, hands-on, and experiential online professional development event. Prepare to connect, collaborate, and reflect with a passionate and diverse group of early childhood educators during our 3-day institute. We’ll supply you with great resources – 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 mentoring 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:
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.