From cocktails and mocktails, to real tales on the trail, we want to hear from you, connect with you, and most importantly support you in the field of Nb-ECE! So what do you want to spend your time talking about when we gather? Or, what’s currently on your mind in the field of Nb-ECE? We will begin our meeting and organize our evening around your answers.
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March 2020 – The Morton Arboretum, Lisle topic: Literacy Through the Seasons
November 2019 – Natural Beginnings, Yorkville topic: Connecting and Fundraising Around the Campfire!
September 2019 – North Park Village Nature Center topic: Block Party!
April 2019 – Hobson School topic: NINPA After Dark
December 2018 – Webinar topic: Public Forest Day Programs
September 2018 – The Morton Arboretum in Lisle topic: Unpack Your Backpack!
April 2018 – Prairie School of DuPage in Wheaton topic: Place-based Education
February 2018 – Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe topic: Assessment Tools in Nature Education
November 2017 – Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Bolingbrook topic: Growth Mindset
September 2017 – Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield topic:Universal Design for Learning
April 2017 – Rosewood Beach in Highland Park topic: Challenges in Early Childhood Nature Education
February 2017 – Red Oak Nature Center in North Aurora topic: Risk/Benefit Analysis
November 2016 – Lyman Woods in Downers Grove topic: Art and Journaling in Nature
October 2016 – Maggie Daley Park in Chicago topic: Valuing Diversity in our Programs
April 2016 – Pilcher Park Nature Center in Joliet topic: Nature Noises and Music
February 2016 – Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe topic: DCFS Licensing
November 2015 – Emily Oaks Nature Center in Skokie topic: Natureness Scale and Defining Nature-Based Education
September 2015 – Conservation Foundation/McDonald Farm in Naperville (with a tour of Knoch Knolls Nature Center) topic: Process Art
April 2015 – The Morton Arboretum in Lisle topic: Spring Activities Roundtable and Discussion of Nature Wonders: A Guide to Early Childhood for Environmental Educators
November 2014 – North Park Village Nature Center in Chicago topic: Winter Activities Roundtable
May 2014 – Kendall County Forest Preserve in Yorkville topic: Welcome to NINPA! What are you hoping to gain from NINPA?