Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The Wild Center: Free Nature-Based Learning Conference for Teachers, May 20

Free nature-based learning conference for teachers

Tupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to offer a free conference “Supporting Students in Naturebased Learning” onsite at The Wild Center on Saturday, May 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This conference has a total of 9 different organizations contributing workshops, tools, and information to connect children and education with the great outdoors.  Registration closes May 5 or as seats are filled. Register at this link.

Join the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and The Wild Center to discover how you can use nearby nature to engage your students in fun, hands-on learning experiences. This single-day conference is the opportunity to explore naturebased education with organizations and educators that help make the Adirondacks a great place to teach and learn. Nurture the needs of your classroom by selecting from a variety of sessions, both indoors and outdoors, that will give you lesson plans, great ideas, and practical information that will boost your ability to use nature as a great tool for multidisciplinary learning.
The conference is open to anyone who works with students in grades K-12, including formal teachers, educators, home-school, and education/environment-oriented college students/early career.


Continuing Education Credits: You can receive a completion letter with contact hours or CTLEs if you need to verify continuing education hours. You will receive 8 contact hours for completing the entire conference. (Note: Unfortunately, given the structure of the day, we can not provide hours to anyone who arrives late or needs to leave early.) Information regarding CTLE credits is below.

More information is available at the link below. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Tori Herkalo, School Programs Coordinator – The Wild Center at:

Photo at top provided by Jen Kretser, The Wild Center’s Director of Climate Initiatives.

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