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Inside-Outside: Promising Practices in Nature– and Place-based Education

Saturday, October 24, 2020
1:00pm – 3:30pm
Let’s continue to reimagine how we bring school to life around nature- and place-based education. This is how we adapt to an ever changing world.


Place-based Education: An Inspiration for the Future of Education

Sarah Anderson, Author of Bringing School to Life: Place-based Education Across the Curriculum (2018) and Fieldwork Coordinator, Cottonwood School of Civics and Science, Portland, OR

As educators are now reimagining what it means to teach in this unprecedented moment, how can we make adaptability a part of our continuing practice? How does a place-based approach help us to embrace challenges as opportunities and nurture creative and critical thinking? From her experience as a place-based education coordinator in a K-8 school, Sarah will share how to embed problem-solving into practice to prepare students for meeting the challenges of the future.

Our program features a wonderful range of nature- and place-based breakout session topics: emergent curriculum, building the anti-racist bookshelf, energy systems, land stewardship & practices of gratitude, macro freshwater ecosystems, outdoor inquiry, community impact & design thinking, and more! Breakout sessions led by a presenter will be interactive and will include discussion. Please come ready to participate!

See the Breakout Sessions

Schedule for the Webinar:
1:00 pm Welcome
1:15 pm Keynote
2:00 pm Interactive Project & Stretch
2:15 pm Breakout Sessions (10 presenters, you will choose one after you have registered)
3:00 pm Interactive Project
3:20 pm Closing




Questions? Contact Peg Smeltz at [email protected]

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