Teaching Outside the Box: An Introduction to Integrating Environmental and Outdoor Education in Grades K-12
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012 Along with several other partners, The Minnesota Department of Education is coordinating one-day workshops this summer titled, "Teaching Outside the Box: An Introduction to Integrating Environmental and Outdoor Education in Grades K-12."
Emerging research from across the country is showing that using the environment and the outdoors as an integrating context for learning results in higher student test scores and academic performance, more advanced critical thinking skills, greater achievement motivation and more responsible behavior by students in their school and community.
Designed for school teachers and administrators from any content area that are NEW to integrating environmental and outdoor education into formal classrooms and delivered by state experts, these workshops will provide an overview of the benefits to environmental and outdoor education, how it can be integrated into multiple content areas and achieve academic standards, tips and skills to take kids outside, hands-on training on quality programs, and resources and community partners to further support school efforts in this area. Save the date for the workshop nearest you:
- Thursday, June 14: Savage - McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center
- Wednesday, July 11: Rochester - Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center
- Tuesday, July 31: Collegeville - St. John's University Arboretum
- Monday, August 13: St. Paul - St. Paul Parks and Recreation, Como Streetcar Station
- Saturday, September 29: Sandstone - Audubon Center of the North Woods
Workshops only cost $10/person and will include lunch and clock hour certificates. Space is limited.
For more information, contact:
If you are interested in attending, please send your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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