Spring in the Rocky Mountains is mud season! Get prepared for the changing weather and mud by learning more about why getting young children outside is so important as well as get practice with what to do with your students outside. Join faculty from the Teton Science Schools to learn more about nature-based and Reggio Emilia-inspired teaching and learning. Participants will spend the day at the Jackson Campus of TSS as well as nearby Rendezvous Park engaging in nature-based experience and discussing facilitation and documentation of those experiences with children – be prepared to spend time outside! Keynote Speakers Dr. Ellen Doris, nature-based early childhood education expert from Antioch University New England, and Jennifer Azzariti, Studio and Pedagogical Consultant for early childhood education, will present about how schools and early childhood centers are using nature as inspiration for art and learning with young children. Special focus in the 2019 In Mud on using art as a pathway to connect with nature in nature-based and Reggio Emilia-inspired programming!
Saturday, April 27 from 8:45-4 p.m.