The fifth annual Inspiring Nature Play conference will highlight developmentally appropriate nature play experiences for early childhood (birth through age 8). Keynote speaker David Sobel, senior faculty in the education department at Antioch University New England, will address innovations in nature play for early childhood and early elementary age groups. Come away with practical and effective ideas for incorporating nature play into your early childhood programs and curriculum. Sessions will be led by a variety of early childhood and environmental experts. Parking and lunch are included. 6 CPDU hours or 6 Gateway hours are available. The fee for this event is $52.
Preregistration required; registration closes April 22.
Inspiring Nature Play is possible because of the collaborative effort among the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Alliance for Early Childhood, BackYard Nature Center, Greeley Elementary School, the Forest Preserves of Cook County, Kohl Children’s Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo, Natural Start Alliance (a project of the North American Association for Environmental Education), and Northfield Community Nursery School.