Come and join me for the PA Environmental Education (PAEE) Conference, March 21st & 22nd! I will be presenting on Tuesday, at 1:30pm, about how everyone can become a naturalist!
Everyone can be a Naturalist: Utilizing the Natural World as an Outdoor Classroom During Times of Uncertainty
In times of uncertainty, when access to food sources are restricted, travel is difficult, and stress levels are running high, having access to the great outdoors can be a blessing. Over the past year and a half, our lives have been turned upside down and we have had to adapt. By connecting with the great outdoors and the wonderful classroom that it provides, learners can not only find a sense of calm and reassurance, but also resources and a way to connect the natural world to their own daily life.
During this presentation, we shall examine the many ways that everyone, regardless of age, can become a naturalist and utilize the many resources (ethically, of course!) that nature provides. While we all love our macroinvertebrate stream programs, or insect investigations, by the end of this presentation, you will understand how to take those programs a step further so that participants can find ways to connect those stream critters, bugs, and any of your programming to their own, daily life. We will take a deeper look at some of the programs The Art of Ecology has run and how foraging, botanical dying, nature journaling, and other wild-crafting programs can help educate, encourage, empower, and even provide for families.
Learn More & Register for the Conference HERE.
Conference Fee – PAEE Members: $50 | Non-Members: $75 | Students: $15