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In Bloom in Maine: Promising Practices in Nature-based Early Childhood Education Conference

April 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm EDT


Antioch University New England hosts three In Bloom east coast conferences this spring. First we’re on the road to Eyes of the World Discovery Center in Kittery, Maine on Saturday, April 22. The forest out behind the school is an enchanting place and well worth seeing!

Witnessing the enthusiasm of early childhood educators in this muddy effort to get children outside has been both inspirational and heartwarming! These conferences allow a place to share the work of some of the best nature-based early childhood educators. And in return, we have learned so much from you.

Each conference will feature morning and afternoon keynotes and two workshop sessions to actively engage in the nature programming of your choice. All events focus on the educational and health benefits of being in the natural world with children.


Rachel Larimore, founder of the Chippewa Nature Preschool in Midland, Michigan

From Preschool to Early Elementary: Learning from One Community’s Journey with Nature-based Education

Amy Butler of North Branch Nature Center

A New Path in the Forest: Moving Beyond the Classroom for Exploration, Creativity and Growth

Read the In Bloom in Maine Conference Brochure for workshop descriptions.

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April 22, 2017
9:00 am - 9:00 pm EDT


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