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  • This conference is hosted by Natural Start. Registration is open for the largest national gathering of ...

     07-27-2022 12:00 AM - 07-30-2022 11:55 PM ET

  • Every year, the National Children & Youth Garden Symposium brings together educators, landscape architects ...

     07-13-2022 12:00 AM - 07-15-2022 11:55 PM ET

  • “We are what we eat.” This statement is as overused as it is true. What your students eat impacts their ...

     07-06-2022 12:00 AM - 07-26-2022 11:55 PM ET

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR SCHOOL GARDEN EDUCATORS IN GEORGIA Grow It To Know It (GIKI) ...

     06-14-2022 08:30 AM - 06-16-2022 04:00 PM ET

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  • Monday
    6
    June

    4-H Project Green Teacher: School Garden Series

    Jun 6 - 10, (ET)
    This series is presented by Ohio State University Extension, Franklin County. 4-H Project Green Teacher, the school garden series for educators and others who are interested in school gardening, will return to the Ohio State University Columbus campus June 6-10. The series is designed for those who would like to use the garden as a context for learning with youth, meet resource personnel, and to boost their confidence as a garden educator while also providing an opportunity to network with others who are interested in school gardening. The series will be hybrid this year and participants can participate either virtually for $25, or in-person for $40. In general, the program will run from 9:00 to 3:30 daily with an exception for those participating online. Session topics related to school gardening include steps to starting a school garden, engaging administrators, colleagues, the community and more; understanding soils, site selection, behavior management, bees and native pollinators, season extension, hydroponics, aquaponics, integrated pest management, plant health, chickens, celebrating the harvest, farm to school connections, evaluating your school garden and more. Presenters are from a variety of backgrounds and include classroom teachers and OSU Extension personnel. The series will culminate with a 4-H Project Green Teacher certificate, and the opportunity to earn up to 20 contact hours depending on attendance. Note: some sessions may be specific to Ohio such as soils, but we are a nationwide network and can refer you to resources in your area.

  • Monday
    6
    June

    Early Childhood Outdoor Learning Environments Certificate

    Jun 6 - Aug 26, (ET)
    This program is led by the Natural Learning Initiative. Early Childhood Outdoor Learning Environments is a non-credit certificate program for professionals and volunteers. The goal of the program is to transfer knowledge about participatory design processes and tools to improve childcare outdoor learning environments with the objective of supporting healthy, active lifestyles, and learning through nature for young children. You will gain the skills and understanding required to create, manage, promote, organize, and administer high-quality outdoor learning environments for young children (i.e., the early childhood years, 0-7) and accompanying adults.

  • Tuesday
    14
    June

    Grow It To Know It Summer Training

    Jun 14 - 16, (ET)
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR SCHOOL GARDEN EDUCATORS IN GEORGIA Grow It To Know It (GIKI) has an upcoming hands-on professional development opportunity for school garden educators: The Summer Training (June 14th-16th) consists of an introductory intensive three-day training that includes fall garden planning, composting, cooking demonstrations, and curriculum connections. Cost: $90 for teams of 3-5, $40 for single attendees (light breakfast and lunch included)

  • Wednesday
    6
    July

    Teaching Food and Nutrition for All

    Jul 6 - 26, (ET)
    This course is led by Teachers College, Columbia University. “We are what we eat.” This statement is as overused as it is true. What your students eat impacts their ability to concentrate today and their health for the rest of their lives. But, how do we teach about food and nutrition to inspire real change? This course gives you the tools and confidence to empower your students. You will explore your relationships with food, healthy eating, and your memories — good and bad — of school lunch. You will investigate the challenges of our current food supply. You will realize why education about food and nutrition is essential for today’s students, because they are tomorrow’s adults facing crucial decisions about how we produce and consume food in our changing world. Throughout this course, we demonstrate activities, share resources, and provide curricula that can be used in school gardens, cooking activities, field trips, and cafeteria tastings. In this course you also learn how learning about food and nutrition can meet standards in science, social studies, literacy, math, art, health and other subjects. The course ends with step-by-step guidance to create a food and nutrition education plan for your students.

  • Wednesday
    13
    July

    2022 National Children and Youth Garden Symposium

    Jul 13 - 15, (ET)
    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. Begun over 25 years ago, the symposium explores and promotes the many opportunities offered by children’s gardens: helping children develop social skills, enhancing school curricula, bringing families together, and creating an awareness of the link between nature and our food, clothing and shelter. Mark your calendar! NCYGS 2022, hosted by the American Horticultural Society, will take place July 13-15 in Richmond, Virginia.

  • Wednesday
    27
    July

    Nature-Based Early Learning Conference

    Jul 27 - 30, (ET)
    This conference is hosted by Natural Start. Registration is open for the largest national gathering of nature-based early education professionals! This year’s Nature-Based Early Learning Conference is hybrid, giving attendees two ways to join the event: in-person in Cincinnati or online. In-person attendees have access to workshops, site tours of high-quality nature-based programs in Cincinnati, interactive indoor and outdoor sessions, networking, and high-impact plenaries that will expand your ideas about nature-based early learning and sustainability. In-person registration includes access to all online conference content. Online attendees have access to live-streamed plenaries, select live online sessions, a live online workshop, and access to 50+ on-demand sessions until July 2023. Live and in-person events take place July 27-30.