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Upcoming Events

  • Monday

    Inside-Out International Conference

    Jun 12 - 15, (ET)
    This event is hosted by the Children & Nature Network. The 2023 Inside-Out International Conference will be held June 12-15 at YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Colorado, just two miles from the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. Families are welcome! This premier professional development event brings together leaders from a broad range of disciplines, all committed to the health and well-being of children and communities. Join us to explore best practices for creating inclusive and equitable outdoor experiences — and proven strategies for turning our indoor society back out to the benefits of nature .

  • Monday

    Webinar: Featuring Asian and Asian American Culture in Youth Gardens

    Jun 19, 07:00:00 PM - 08:00:00 PM (PT)
    This webinar is hosted by KidsGardening. By their nature, gardens embody diversity. Garden education is increasingly recognized as an interdisciplinary approach that integrates academic goals, health and wellness, place-based education, and community connections and relationships. However, discussion of culture is often missing in garden-based education. To validate and celebrate the interests and experiences of our students, we will delve deep into the significance of culture as it relates to food and gardens and also as it relates to the diverse populations with whom we work. Join us as educators Cat Ayala and Carla Manuel of Growing Gardens Portland explore ways to feature Asian and Asian American culture in youth gardens.

  • Tuesday

    Community Chat: Beneficial Bugs!

    Jun 20, 03:00:00 PM - 04:00:00 PM (ET)
    Join us for a Community Chat on beneficial bugs in gardens! What is a Community Chat? A dedicated space and time for informal peer-to-peer networking to talk through challenges (big or small!), share ideas, or connect with other members Each Chat will focus on a broad theme with educators and practitioners available to answer your questions Think of these as “office hours” - join for the entire session to listen and learn or hop on at your convenience anytime during the hour to ask a question Next Up: Beneficial Bugs! Date: Tuesday, June 20th 3:00-4:00PM ET Join this Community Chat to ask your questions and share ideas about all things related to beneficial bugs in any youth garden setting! We can chat about managing "bug-phobia", tips for attracting "good" bugs, bug-related lessons and activities, and anything else you'd like to discuss. From those new to gardening to seasoned educators, everyone is welcome! Sign up below: (If you're interested but can't attend, feel free to sign up to let us know what questions you have or if you're interested in a recording of the Chat) 6/20/23 3PM EST https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kcOyppzsuHdIqXR4Kt_RNCz7PizhGwTYW

  • Wednesday

    National Children & Youth Garden Symposium

    Jul 12 - 15, (ET)
    This event is hosted by the American Horticultural Society. Every year, the National Children & Youth Garden Symposium brings together educators, landscape architects and designers, staff at botanic gardens, non-profits, and more from around the country who are all working to engage children with gardens and the natural world that surrounds them. We are excited to announce that the 2023 NCYGS, in partnership with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and UT Gardens , will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee, July 12 – 15. More details coming soon including registration, accommodations, and sponsorship information.

  • Monday

    Nature-Based Early Learning Conference

    Jul 24 - 28, (ET)
    Hosted by the Natural Start Alliance The Natural Start Alliance’s annual Nature-Based Early Learning Conference brings together hundreds of new and seasoned nature-based early childhood education professionals from the U.S. and abroad. Sessions explore how to plan, implement, and advocate for nature-based early learning programs; report on new and relevant research; share best practices in teacher education; explore education policy; and examine other topics that advance the field of nature-based early learning. The conference will be offered online in 2023 and will be held in person in 2024.