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Courses, workshops, and conferences promoting place-based education and associated fields are happening around the world. Search the calendar below for events of interest.

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Project Seasons for Early Childhood Educators: Cultivating Joy and Wonder

Monday, July 11, 2016 to Thursday, July 14, 2016; 9:00 am-4:30 pm

Shelburne, VT

Enrich your early childhood curriculum using the lens of sustainability. The four days will be rich with opportunities to look at your present curriculum with sustainability in mind, and acquire new activities that are interdisciplinary and hands on. The Farm is our classroom as we explore ways to help young learners make connections in the natural and agricultural worlds.

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Fee $400
Organization Shelburne Farms
Name Jed Norris
Address 1611 Harbor Rd
Phone 802-985-0308

In Bloom in Vermont: Promising Practices in Nature-Based Early Childhood Education

Monday, June 13, 2016, 8:30am - 4:00pm

United States

One in a series of conferences presented by Antioch University New England (link is external) addressing topics such as risk management, designing natural play areas, integrating gardening into the curriculum, using natural elements to explore rhythm, and much more. Sponsors: Shelburne Farms, Four Winds Nature Institute

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Fee $75; $50 Antioch alumni
Organization Antioch New England
Name Peg Smeltz
Address 1611 Harbor Rd
Phone 603-283-2301

Watershed for Every Classroom

Various dates in July and October, 2016; February and May, 2017

Vermont, New York, Quebec

Watershed for Every Classroom (WEC) is a year-long professional development experience for K-12 educators in the Lake Champlain Basin of Vermont, New York and Québec, brought to you by CBEI - the Champlain Basin Education Initiative. Explore and immerse yourself in the watershed - whether by foot or by long boat, in waders or in muck boots. We'll get you out into the streams, rivers, and Lake Champlain to deeply understand watershed issues and opportunities to enrich your curriculum. Past participants have noted that “it's like camp for teachers!” Place-based learning offers teachers inspiration, knowledge and skills to frame exciting learning for your students. You'll learn from experts in the field of water quality, botany, biology, history, and so much more. We'll dive into the essential teaching practices of place-based learning including service-learning, project-based learning, STEM education, and more! Join a peer network of like minded educators for a great year of new discoveries, making connections, and having FUN! The year long program kicks off with a week-long summer intensive, July 11-15th (one overnight in the Adirondacks required that week). The program continues with the following dates over the 2016-17 school year: October 14-15, 2016 January 27, 2017 March 18, 2017 May 12-13, 2017

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Fee Graduate credit is available for additional cost through St. Michael's College. Registration Details: Registration required - follow link below to register and pay online or select to pay by check. Scholarships are available for those in need - please
Organization CBEI Partners
Name Colleen Hickey


Technical Science Writing Project

A local hardware store provides unassembled wheelbarrows to a local junior high school science class. The students put the wheelbarrows together, critique the assembly directions, and then write letters to the company indicating how they could make the directions more user-friendly. This synthesis of practical science and writing help the hardware store while improving student skills.

Great Brook Middle School
Antrim, NH

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