Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature With Young Children

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Guide
Abstract: 

Growing Up WILD 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, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.

The activity guide, Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children:

  • Is written especially for early childhood educators of children ages 3-7.
  • Features 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature based activities in a full-color 11"x17" activity guide.
  • Includes crafts, art projects, music, conservation activities, reading and math connections and much more.
  • 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.
  • You can receive Growing Up WILD materials by participating in an interactive, hands-on workshop designed to meet the needs of early childhood educators and caregivers.

    For more information, contact Minnesota's Project WILD Coordinator:

    Jan Welsh
    Project WILD
    5463-C W. Broadway Ave
    Forest Lake MN 55025
    Phone: 651-259-5930
    jan.welsh@state.mn.us
    http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/projectwild/index.html

    Author: 
    Council for Environmental Education
    Topic Areas: 
    Wildlife
    Wilderness
    Outdoor Recreation
    Target Audience: 
    Early Childhood
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Outside Minnesota
    Pages/Length: 
    128 pp.
    Fee: 
    No
    Library loan: 
    No
    Is training required?: 
    Yes
    Seasonal: 
    No
    Contact(s) or order information.: 

    Jan Welsh
    Project WILD
    5463-C W. Broadway Ave
    Forest Lake MN 55025
    Phone: 651-259-5930
    jan.welsh@state.mn.us
    http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/projectwild/index.html