Session Gallery

To view a schedule of the live sessions visit the Live Schedule page.

A Walk in Our Kids’ Shoes and Down Their Streets: Celebrating Nature Play in Urban Neighborhoods

Speaker(s)

  • Amy Greene
  • Ajee Witherspoon

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

Adaptability During a Pandemic: The Influence of Early Experiences and Recommendations for the Future

Speaker(s)

  • Lyn Schaefer
  • Shari L. Wilson

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

Affordable Play Settings for Outdoor Learning Environments

Speaker(s)

  • Amanda Knight
  • Adrienne Sedlak

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

All Weather Outdoor Classrooms: Five Phases to Teaching Outdoors

Speaker(s)

  • Victoria Hackett, M.Ed.

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

Animal Adaptations

Speaker(s)

  • Sarah Roberts

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

Around the Fire

Speaker(s)

  • Britney Stark
  • Melissa Tobias
  • April Greibrok

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Hands On

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 28, 2:30 PM EDT

Barefoot is Best: Understanding and Implementing the Research with Infants and Toddlers

Speaker(s)

  • Lucy Ritter

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 28, 3:30 PM EDT

Beyond the Classroom Walls: Incorporating Forest Schools in Teacher Preparation Programs

Speaker(s)

  • Meg Gravil
  • Ryan Devlin

Strand

  • Teacher Development in Higher Education

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 28, 2:30 PM EDT

Bringing Nature-Based Practices into Traditional Teacher Preparation Courses

Speaker(s)

  • Anna Jennerjohn
  • Debra Peterson
  • Catherine Cavanaugh
  • Elizabeth Stretch

Strand

  • Teacher Development in Higher Education

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 30, 3:00 PM EDT

Building a Meaningful Classroom Library

Speaker(s)

  • Emma Donnelly

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Building a Regional Toolkit

Speaker(s)

  • Laura Whittaker
  • Anna Dutke
  • Sheila Williams Ridge
  • Heidi Faris

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

On-demand

Level

Advanced

But What Have They Learned? Completing Mandatory Assessments in a Child-Led Outdoor School

Speaker(s)

  • Michelle Black

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Advanced

Centering Diverse Narratives: Creating Culturally Relevant Nature-Based Programs

Speaker(s)

  • Ashley Brailsford

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

Live

Type

Traditional

Level

Beginner

Date/Time

  • July 28, 3:30 PM EDT

Circle of Seasons

Speaker(s)

  • Lee Hamzy
  • Jason Hamzy

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Beginner

Date/Time

  • July 30, 11:00 AM EDT

Climate Change Connections for Young Children

Speaker(s)

  • Carlene A. Murray

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Communicate!: Research, Stories, and Data Can Build Support for Your Nature-Based Program

Speaker(s)

  • Amy Powers
  • Michael Duffin

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 30, 12:30 PM EDT

Community Science for K-3 Learners: Using People Power to Help Save the Planet

Speaker(s)

  • Dr. Leigh Ann Fish

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Traditional

Level

Beginner

Date/Time

  • July 28, 2:30 PM EDT

Compost(ed): Learning from the Ground Up

Speaker(s)

  • Lindsey Kleinberg

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Hands On

Level

Beginner

Date/Time

  • July 30, 12:30 PM EDT

Composting in the Outdoor Classroom: Tools to Tackle Climate Change at a Micro Level

Speaker(s)

  • Kristy Roser Nuttall

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 29, 11:00 AM EDT

Creating Effective Evaluation Tools for Nature-Based Early Education

Speaker(s)

  • Caitlin Pittard
  • Dr. Gary Bingham

Strand

  • Administration

Format

Live

Type

Traditional

Level

Advanced

Date/Time

  • July 28, 2:30 PM EDT

Creating Inclusive Nature-Based Early Education Curriculum

Speaker(s)

  • Susie Riddick
  • Courtney Kiser

Strand

  • Administration

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Advanced

Date/Time

  • July 29, 11:00 AM EDT

Creating Space and Time for Outdoor Adventures with Infants and Toddlers

Speaker(s)

  • Heather Fox

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Creating Supportive Licensing Regulations for Outdoor Play in Alberta

Speaker(s)

  • Christina Pickles

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

On-demand

Level

Advanced

Critical Anthropomorphism for Everyone: Imagination and Empathy as Organizing Principles for Teaching Early Childhood Life Science

Speaker(s)

  • Teresa Weed

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Advanced

Date/Time

  • July 29, 1:30 PM EDT

Curriculum Adaptation in the Time of COVID-19: How We Move from Surviving to Thriving by Taking Learning Outdoors for K-3 Students

Speaker(s)

  • Nicole Corbo

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Hands On

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 30, 3:00 PM EDT

Curriculum that Creates a Better World for Animals and Each Other

Speaker(s)

  • Katie Grimes
  • Becca Reeves

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Developing Lifetime Stewards in Every Setting

Speaker(s)

  • Jason E. Lee

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Developing the Botanical Literacies of Young Children and Their Educators

Speaker(s)

  • Kimberley Beasley

Strand

  • Research

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Discussing the Spiritual Side of Nature

Speaker(s)

  • Deborah L. Schein
  • Patti Bailie

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 28, 3:30 PM EDT

"Do You Want to be the Bad Guy?": Creating Peer Cultures through Play

Speaker(s)

  • Ron Grady

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Traditional

Level

Beginner

Date/Time

  • July 30, 12:30 PM EDT

Early Childhood and Environmental Education: A Framework for your Toolbox

Speaker(s)

  • Renee Strnad
  • Brenda G. Weiser, Ed.D.

Format

Live

Type

Ticketed Event

Date/Time

  • July 26, 12:00 PM EDT

Early Childhood Nature Play: Everywhere, Every Day

Speaker(s)

  • Liz Houston
  • Manja Holland, Ph.D
  • Nikki Julien
  • Hannah Hausman

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Beginner

Date/Time

  • July 29, 1:30 PM EDT

"ECO" Every Child Outdoors

Speaker(s)

  • Kathrynn J. Andrews
  • Victoria Cleary

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Poster

Level

Beginner

Educating University Students Through an Experiential, Holistic, and Ecocentric Approach of Environmental Education

Speaker(s)

  • Irida Tsevreni

Strand

  • Teacher Development in Higher Education

Format

Poster

Level

Intermediate

Embracing Change: Navigating Cold and COVID-19 in a Minnesota Early-Childhood Education Program

Speaker(s)

  • Marie Opsahl-Lister
  • Ayuko Boomer
  • Amy Betz
  • Sheila Williams Ridge
  • Alyssa Wilt
  • Desmond Pfeffer

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

Live

Type

Traditional

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 29, 4:00 PM EDT

Engaging Families in Outdoor Play and Learning

Speaker(s)

  • Jessica Yuill

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

Engaging Young Learners with Birds and Butterflies: Creating Outdoor Spaces and Utilizing Key Resources

Speaker(s)

  • Ashley Campbell

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Poster

Level

Beginner

Enhancing Joy, Love, and Healing: A Workshop on Self and Community Care

ticketed event

Speaker(s)

  • Mary Anne Doan, MA
  • Julie Nicholson, Ph.D

Format

Live

Type

Ticketed Event

Date/Time

  • July 26, 12:00 PM EDT

Everyday Ethnography: Documenting Life in the Forest

Speaker(s)

  • Ron Grady

Strand

  • Research

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Exploring Factors That Impact Access to Nature Preschool Programs for Children with Motor Disabilities

Speaker(s)

  • Samantha Mohn-Johnsen

Strand

  • Research

Format

Poster

Level

Beginner

Exploring the “Skill to be Still” Within Your Natural Environment

Speaker(s)

  • Cheri Charles
  • Rachel Tuck

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Farm-To-Table: How Project-Based Learning and Place-Based Education Can Enhance Nature-Based Early Learning

Speaker(s)

  • Jacquelynne Boivin

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

'Fatima's Great Outdoors': A Chat with the Author and Advocating for an Outdoors for All

Hummingbird

Speaker(s)

  • Ambreen Tariq

Format

Live

Type

Featured

Date/Time

  • July 29, 3:00 PM EDT

Finding the Natural Fit: Incorporating Nature into a Pre-Existing Curriculum

Speaker(s)

  • Rina Zampieron

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

The Five Habits of Speaking Justice

Speaker(s)

  • Miriame Cherbib
  • Sarah Salazar-Tipton

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 29, 11:00 AM EDT

Fostering Connections to Place with Early STEM

Speaker(s)

  • Erin Tanzer
  • Dr. Deb Carter
  • Nichole Moos

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Fostering and Measuring Empathy in Zoo Preschool

Speaker(s)

  • Jennifer Gauble
  • Laura Seger

Strand

  • Research

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

From Blight to BLISS: Curating Community-Managed Greenspace in Northeast Baltimore City

Hummingbird

Speaker(s)

  • Dr. V. Rose Brusaferro

Format

Live

Type

Featured

Date/Time

  • July 30, 4:00 PM EDT

Giving Permission for Teachers and Toddlers: Exploring the Senses in Nature

Speaker(s)

  • Chelsey Bardgett
  • Helena Sizemore

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

Gro More Good Garden Grant Initiative

Speaker(s)

  • Sarah Pounders
  • Carol Kauffman
  • Joel C. Saldaña, Jr.
  • Lynné Steinhaus

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

Grow with Me!

Speaker(s)

  • Alleigh Stewart

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Beginner

Date/Time

  • July 28, 12:00 PM EDT

Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children

Speaker(s)

  • Kelly Reynolds
  • Rachel Woodworth

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Hands On

Level

Beginner

Date/Time

  • July 28, 3:30 PM EDT

Happy Hour! 🥂

Speaker(s)

  • Christy Merrick
  • Emily Van Laan

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Date/Time

  • July 30, 5:00 PM EDT

How to Design Child-Responsive Inquiry for Preschool: From Start to Finish

Speaker(s)

  • Nicole Fravel

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

How We Can Use Nature to Promote Gender Expression and Equity in Our Classrooms

Speaker(s)

  • Samuel Broaden

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Traditional

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 28, 11:00 AM EDT

How We Moved an Entire Elementary School Outside: A Cautionary Tale

Speaker(s)

  • Cheryl Ryan

Strand

  • Administration

Format

Live

Type

Traditional

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 29, 12:30 PM EDT

IAQ in ChildCare

Speaker(s)

  • Erin Lee

Strand

  • Administration

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Including Children with Special Needs and Behavioral Challenges in Nature-Based Programs: Examining the Experience of Eight Preschool Teachers

Speaker(s)

  • Patricia Dallas

Strand

  • Research

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Inclusive Early Childhood Nature-Based Education: Welcoming All Students to the Wilds

Speaker(s)

  • Rachel Tenney
  • Amanda Schuster

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 30, 11:00 AM EDT

Increasing Access to Nature-Based Preschools by Rethinking Access to Programs and What Counts as Nature

Speaker(s)

  • Julia L. Ginsburg
  • Shannon Audley

Strand

  • Research

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 29, 12:30 PM EDT

Infants Outdoors: Promoting Development Through the Use of Sensory Stimulation of Outdoor Environments

Speaker(s)

  • Stephanie Haney

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

Influence from Home in Preschool Children’s Knowledge of Waste Management; Context of Composting in France

Speaker(s)

  • Valerie Marchal-Gaillard

Strand

  • Research

Format

Poster

Level

Advanced

Inspiring Advocates: Teachers, Parents, and Children Embrace Outdoor Learning Together

Speaker(s)

  • Dianne Rose
  • Lesley Romanoff
  • Carole Cordle

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 30, 11:00 AM EDT

Instructional Support in Nature-Based Education: A Case Study in a Quebec Kindergarten Class

Speaker(s)

  • Anne-Sophie Parent
  • Émilie Mckinnon-Côté

Strand

  • Research

Format

Poster

Level

Advanced

It's Not Just Recess: Risky Play

Speaker(s)

  • Monica Shire
  • Kristen Chandler

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

The Journey of Outdoor Learning and Nature Connection This Past Year: Hearing from Nature-Based, Public School Administrators in Maine

Speaker(s)

  • Anne Stires
  • Marie Robinson
  • Deb McIntyre
  • Beth Clarke
  • Danielle Fagonde

Strand

  • Administration

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Kaleidoscope Forest School, Thriving in a Time of Uncertainty

Speaker(s)

  • Vanessa D'Aquilante

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Keeping Gear from Being a Barrier to Entry

Speaker(s)

  • Alyssa Marsh

Strand

  • Administration

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

Launching a Nature-Based Program in the COVID-19 Era

Speaker(s)

  • Elizabeth Rodano

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Learning in Nature: A Healthy Start for All Children

Hummingbird

Speaker(s)

  • Dr. Cathy Jordan
  • Dr. Pooja Tandon
  • Dr. Louise Chawla

Format

Live

Type

Featured

Date/Time

  • July 28, 4:30 PM EDT

Lessons from All Outside Learning During COVID-19

Speaker(s)

  • Marty Watson

Strand

  • Administration

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Look Who’s Hatching: Exploring Oviparous (Egg Laying) Animals through Hatching Eggs with Young Children

Speaker(s)

  • Katie Krause

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

Lowering Barriers: How Giving Nature Play a Purpose Can Get People Outdoors

Speaker(s)

  • Frances Hoover

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 30, 1:30 PM EDT

Making a Case for Outdoor Education: Risk Assessment Co-constructed by Children and Teachers

Speaker(s)

  • Sara Garner
  • Tammy Davis

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

Live

Type

Traditional

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 29, 4:00 PM EDT

Mud, Glorious Mud!

Speaker(s)

  • Kathy Osborne
  • Linda Kinney

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 30, 1:30 PM EDT

Natural Adventures: Pathways to Transformational Experiences in the Great Outdoors for Everyone

Hummingbird

Speaker(s)

  • Rahawa Haile
  • Brittany Leavitt
  • James Edward Mills

Strand

  • Featured

Format

Live

Type

Featured

Date/Time

  • July 27, 6:00 PM EDT

Nature Connection and Church: An Unexpected Partnership

Speaker(s)

  • Jared Goodykoontz

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Nature Education Is the Easiest Solution for Developing Countries

Speaker(s)

  • Batool Ishaque

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Level

Advanced

Date/Time

  • July 29, 12:30 PM EDT

Nature Play for Children's Seven Senses: Natural Play and Learning Spaces for All Children

Speaker(s)

  • Jena Jauchius, PLA. CPSI

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Traditional

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 29, 12:30 PM EDT

Nature Play in Every Neighborhood: The Leave No Child Inside Ambassador Project

Speaker(s)

  • Rachel Konerman
  • Yuchang (Claire) Yuan
  • Dr. Victoria Carr
  • Dr. Vikas Mehta
  • Leslie Kochanowski
  • Erin Weirich

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

Nature-Based Early Childhood Administration Panel

Speaker(s)

  • Megan Gessler
  • Liza Lowe
  • Amanda McMickle
  • Clare Loughran
  • Sheila Williams Ridge
  • Lisa Burris
  • Johanna Booth-Miner

Strand

  • Administration

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 30, 1:30 PM EDT

Nature-Based Learning Research Collaborative

Speaker(s)

  • Dr. Victoria Carr
  • Elizabeth Boileau
  • Sue Elliott
  • Patty Born Selly
  • Lyn Schaefer
  • Fran Hughes

Strand

  • Research

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 26, 4:00 PM EDT

Nature-Based Special Education: Supporting Children with Disabilities and Behavioral, Social, and Sensory Challenges

Speaker(s)

  • Nicole Gordon
  • Lis Duckworth

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Nature's Perfect Pair: Introducing Preservice Teachers to Nature-Based Education

Speaker(s)

  • Sarah Crim
  • Amy Zvonar

Strand

  • Teacher Development in Higher Education

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Navigating the Different Possibilities Walking into Your Program

Speaker(s)

  • Meredith Florkey
  • Johnna Lyman

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Traditional

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 29, 4:00 PM EDT

Nibble, Infuse, and Poultice: An Herb Walk and Kitchen Session with Our Green Friends

Speaker(s)

  • Angie Barger

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Nurturing Families with Everyday Nature Play

Speaker(s)

  • Carolyn Schuyler

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Nurturing Nature-Based Teaching

Speaker(s)

  • Eliza Minnucci

Strand

  • Administration

Format

On-demand

Level

Advanced

Open Ended Exploration and Tracking Children's Scientific Discoveries

Speaker(s)

  • Madison Donohue
  • Darcy Higgins

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

Open Space Networking: Connect with others curious about the same challenges, questions, or topics

Speaker(s)

  • Rachel Larimore

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Date/Time

  • July 29, 5:00 PM EDT

Opportunities to Build Systems to Promote Nature Connection in Early Childhood

Speaker(s)

  • Vera Feeny
  • Maria Durana
  • Elizabeth Winograd

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Outdoor Preschool Licensing: An Advocacy Journey

Speaker(s)

  • Nicole Corbo
  • Sarah Salazar-Tipton
  • Sibyl Maer-Fillo
  • Kit Harrington
  • Washington Nature Preschool Association

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

On-demand

Level

Advanced

Planting the Seeds for Nature-Based Learning: Impacts of a Farm- and Nature-Based Early Childhood Education Program

Speaker(s)

  • Brooke Larm
  • Kylie Rymanowicz
  • Chelsea Hetherington

Strand

  • Research

Format

On-demand

Level

Advanced

Playing in Nature While the World Is on Fire: Fostering and Supporting Resiliency

Speaker(s)

  • Patty Born Selly
  • Jill Canelli

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Post-Keynote Discussion

Hummingbird

Speaker(s)

  • Sheila Williams Ridge
  • Jackie Ostfeld
  • Ellen Bashor

Strand

  • Featured

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Date/Time

  • July 27, 7:00 PM EDT

The Power of Partnership

Speaker(s)

  • Kimberly Worthington

Strand

  • Administration

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

The Power of Story to Transform

Speaker(s)

  • Brooke Larm
  • Rachel Larimore

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Promoting Nature-Based Learning Through Lenses of Equity and Collaboration

Speaker(s)

  • Siriana Abboud
  • Meika Nwaomah

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 29, 1:30 PM EDT

Reaching Outward: How One Nature-Based University Lab School Expanded Their Outdoor Spaces and Learning Opportunities in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Speaker(s)

  • Dorit Radnai-Griffin
  • Jennifer Gallo-Fox
  • Katie Pollock

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Read Write Roam: Language and Literacy for Natural Learners

Speaker(s)

  • Professor Kathleen Vokoun

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 30, 1:30 PM EDT

Ready, Set, Conference!

Hummingbird

Speaker(s)

  • Emily Van Laan
  • Sheila Williams Ridge

Strand

  • Featured

Format

Live

Type

Featured

Level

Beginner

Date/Time

  • July 26, 11:00 AM EDT

Reduce, Reuse, Recreate: Utilizing Recycled or Natural Loose Materials as a Learning Tool Through Process Art

Speaker(s)

  • Lindsey Kleinberg

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

Refining a Games Testing Tool for Various Cultural, Social, and Geographic Situations to Evaluate Preschool Children’s Connection to Nature

Speaker(s)

  • Jessica MacKeen
  • Dr. Tarah Wright

Strand

  • Research

Format

Live

Type

Traditional

Level

Advanced

Date/Time

  • July 28, 3:30 PM EDT

Regional Roundtable: Illinois

Speaker(s)

  • Sarah Sheldon
  • Sean Shaffer

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Date/Time

  • July 28, 1:30 PM EDT

Regional Roundtable: Michigan

Speaker(s)

  • Brooke Larm
  • Rachel Larimore

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Date/Time

  • July 28, 1:30 PM EDT

Regional Roundtable: Minnesota

Speaker(s)

  • Anna Dutke
  • Laura Whittaker
  • Sheila Williams Ridge
  • Jenny Hanlon
  • Heidi Faris

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Date/Time

  • July 28, 1:30 PM EDT

Regional Roundtable: Northeast

Speaker(s)

  • Liza Lowe

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Date/Time

  • July 28, 1:30 PM EDT

Regional Roundtable: Ohio

Speaker(s)

  • Meredith Florkey
  • Lee Hamzy
  • Bev Walborn

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Date/Time

  • July 28, 1:30 PM EDT

Regional Roundtable: Texas

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Date/Time

  • July 28, 1:30 PM EDT

Regional Roundtable: Washington State

Speaker(s)

  • Nicole Corbo

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Date/Time

  • July 28, 1:30 PM EDT

Resilience: The Risk of Riskless Play

Speaker(s)

  • Celia Hogan

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Schools of Nature and Curriculum Development

Speaker(s)

  • Nicoletta Christodoulou
  • Chrysanthi Kadji

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Shifting Perspectives with Tiny World Play in the Early Years

Speaker(s)

  • Ann L. Ward

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

Slow Birding: Reimagining Our Connection with Birds

Speaker(s)

  • Bridget Butler

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 28, 12:00 PM EDT

Songs and Games to Play in the Grass

Speaker(s)

  • Eliza Minnucci

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Hands On

Level

Beginner

Date/Time

  • July 28, 11:00 AM EDT

Stacking Sticks in Chicago Parks: Making Nature Play Spaces Designed by Kids

Speaker(s)

  • Sean Shaffer

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

Live

Type

Traditional

Level

Beginner

Date/Time

  • July 29, 4:00 PM EDT

Start Now: Small Steps to Take Learning Outside

Speaker(s)

  • Marie Robinson

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Traditional

Level

Beginner

Date/Time

  • July 30, 12:30 PM EDT

Starting a New Nature-Based Preschool: Plans, Partnerships, and Devilish Details

Speaker(s)

  • Rachel Larimore
  • David Catlin

Strand

  • Administration

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

Stepping Stones on the Path of Nature-Based Education

Speaker(s)

  • Rachel Konerman
  • Melissa Scott
  • Jennifer Horwitz
  • Kathleen Brockhaus

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Level

Beginner

Date/Time

  • July 29, 12:30 PM EDT

Sticking to the Path: How a Nature-Based Preschool Stayed True to Its Philosophy During COVID-19 Remote Programming

Speaker(s)

  • Annette Pic
  • Jennifer Gallo-Fox

Strand

  • Research

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

Surviving vs. Thriving: Considering the Unique Aspects of an Urban Forest School

Speaker(s)

  • Rebecca Hackett-Levy

Strand

  • Administration

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Tantrums on the Trail

Speaker(s)

  • Jenn Leibham

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Traditional

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 28, 11:00 AM EDT

Teaching Off Trail

Speaker(s)

  • Peter Dargatz

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Beginner

Date/Time

  • July 29, 1:30 PM EDT

Thriving With Math, Loose Parts, and Nature

Speaker(s)

  • Dr. Carla Gull

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate

Through a Child's Eyes: Outdoor Learning from the Lens of a Child

Speaker(s)

  • Katie Pollock
  • Sarie Berman
  • Taylor Joachimowski

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

Tinker Tables, Mud Kitchens, Tools, and More

Speaker(s)

  • Megan Gessler
  • Sarah Sheldon

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Beginner

Date/Time

  • July 29, 11:00 AM EDT

Understanding Autonomy Support: A Group Reflection on Video Data of Parents and Children Playing Together Outdoors

Speaker(s)

  • Justin Baker
  • David DeLiema
  • Stephanie Carlson
  • Anna Sharratt
  • Ashley Hufnagle
  • Sheila Williams Ridge

Strand

  • Research

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 28, 12:00 PM EDT

Using Books, Language, and Literacy to Promote Engagement with Nature

Speaker(s)

  • Ranita Anderson

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Hands On

Level

Beginner

Date/Time

  • July 30, 3:00 PM EDT

The Value of Community: Finding Resources to Create and Sustain an Inclusive Preschool

Speaker(s)

  • Alyson Quinn
  • Liza Soto
  • Janet Lopez

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

Live

Type

Traditional

Level

Beginner

Date/Time

  • July 28, 11:00 AM EDT

Virtual Programming for Preschoolers Incorporating Nature During a Pandemic

Speaker(s)

  • Debbie Torbert
  • Sarah Beauchamin
  • Erin King
  • Lexi Franks

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

Virtual Site Tour of Hiroshima University Forest Kindergarten, Japan

ticketed event

Format

Live

Type

Ticketed Event

Date/Time

  • July 29, 6:00 PM EDT

Virtual Site Tour of Keiraville Community Preschool, Australia

ticketed event

Format

Live

Type

Ticketed Event

Date/Time

  • July 28, 6:00 PM EDT

Virtual Site Tour of The Planet Discovery Centre, India

ticketed event

Format

Live

Type

Ticketed Event

Date/Time

  • July 30, 10:00 AM EDT

Virtual Site Tours of US Programs

ticketed event

Format

Live

Type

Ticketed Event

Date/Time

  • July 27, 11:00 AM EDT

Washington's Outdoor Preschool Pilot: Final Outcomes

Speaker(s)

  • Aliza Yair

Strand

  • Strategies for Change

Format

Live

Type

Workshop

Level

Advanced

Date/Time

  • July 28, 12:00 PM EDT

We Squished a Bug: Children’s Destruction in Nature and How We Handle It

Speaker(s)

  • Amy Zvonar
  • Rebecca Lewis

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Discussion

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 28, 2:30 PM EDT

Welcome to NatStart2021!

Hummingbird

Speaker(s)

  • Christy Merrick
  • Judy Braus

Strand

  • Featured

Format

Live

Type

Featured

Date/Time

  • July 27, 5:30 PM EDT

We’re in This Together: How Hands-On Coaching Strengthened One Program’s Transition Towards Nature-Based Education

Speaker(s)

  • Maeg Booska

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Beginner

What We Left Behind: Finding a New Path in Urban Nature

Speaker(s)

  • Lesley Romanoff

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

Live

Type

Traditional

Level

Intermediate

Date/Time

  • July 29, 4:00 PM EDT

Wise, Caring, and Curious Young Ones: Ellen Tadd’s Framework for Wise Education in Nature-Based ECE

Speaker(s)

  • Dr. Andra Daunhauer
  • Maureen Burford, MEd

Strand

  • Teaching

Format

On-demand

Level

Intermediate