Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children is an early childhood education activity guide that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, it provides a foundation for developing positive impressions about nature while also building lifelong social and cognitive skills. Workshop participants may purchase a copy of the guide (see note below), and will receive a certificate for 3 Continuing Education credits.
Growing Up WILD's activity guide:
- Is written for early childhood educators of children ages 3-8.
- Features 27 hands-on, nature-based activities in a full-color 11"x17" activity guide.
- Includes crafts, art projects, music, conservation activities, reading and math connections.
- Involves social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive domains to help foster learning and development in all areas.
- Supports developmentally appropriate practice allowing children to learn at levels that are individually, socially, and culturally appropriate.
- Is correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and the Head Start Domains.
Course dates and times:
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 (9 am - noon)
Location: U of MN's Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE, East Bethel MN 55005)
Cost: Free, with the option to purchase the activity guide ($25).
Registration: Pre-registration required to attend: email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.