Summer Institute for Nature- and Place-based Early Childhood Education

Join us!

When: June 4 – 6, 2021
Where: In the comfort of your home or office, using Google Classroom!

 Registration is now closed. See you next year!

What is it...?

This 3-day Webinar is an inspiring, fun, informative professional development event. The Prescott College Center for Nature & Place will host this prerecorded Webinar on June 4-6, 2021. You can look forward to amazing speakers, fun virtual field trips, a community forum to connect with others, access to great resources, and more! Did I mention that this is all free? Are you ready to have some fun?!


Participants will discover:

FOUNDATIONS

What nature-and place-based early childhood education is and why it’s such a hot topic in ECE today.

PRACTICES

Ways to align their current teaching practices with the pedagogy of nature-and place-based learning.

METHODS

How to plan nature-and place-based experiences for young children that are developmentally and culturally appropriate, inclusive, and linked to early learning standards.

STRATEGIES

Effective strategies to advocate for nature- and place-based activitie s in their program and community.

ADVOCACY

Current advocacy efforts for increasing inclusive and equitable access by all children to nature- and place-based learning.

RESOURCES

Potential community resources and partnerships for increasing inclusive and equitable access to natural environments or children and families.

“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!”

Participants receive:

  • Valuable resources and user-friendly materials to support integrating nature and place-based activities in their own program
  • Professional development hours
  • Nature and Place-based Early Childhood Education Certificate for participation in Prescott College’s Summer Institute
  • Permanent access to all session recordings.

Opportunities for Support

Interested in being a Presenter for the Summer Institute?

Presenter are a key component of the Summer Institute. If you have attended before, or have even been a Presenter before, please click the button for more details, and consider applying!

Want to Sponsor the Summer Institute?

Your support would help…

-Provide scholarships for individuals who would otherwise may not be able to attend The Summer Institute.

– Provide funding for nature and place-based education resources for educators.

– Create a quality event that supports and benefits educators and parents.

Three levels of support…

Oak Tree Level – $1000

The Oak Tree Level is our top sponsorship level. On this level, your business information and/or logo will be shared before every workshop and speaker at the Summer Institute, your support will be shared on our social media and website, and an item of advertisement of your choice will be sent to attendees in our conference resource packages. You will also have the option of sharing a prerecorded ad for us to share before workshops or join a virtual vendor table the weekend of the event.

Pine Tree Level – $500

The Pine Tree Level is our second sponsorship level. On this level, your business information and/or logo will be shared on our social media, website, and before each workshop during the Summer Institute. We will also send an item of advertisment of your choice to attendees in our conference resource packages.

Aspen Tree Level – $100

The Aspen Tree Level is our third sponsorship level. On this level, your business information and/or logo will be shared before each workshop during the Summer Institute.

To become a Sponsor, click HERE

For questions and more information, please email Tricia Moore, the Educational Outreach Specialist, at npece@prescott.edu. Or call (877) 350-2100 ext. 2242, Monday through Friday, between 9am & 3pm.

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