Inspirational Learning in Nature:
Inside, Outside and Beyond - Schedule

There are many ways to experience Learning in Nature  join us for 1 day, 2 days or 4 days! 


Monday, July 7
10:00am  4:00pm

An Introduction to the Special World of Claire Warden  Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Milwaukee

In addition to providing us with an introduction to her philosophy and her work, Claire will talk about the adult role  and the important distinction between interaction and interference. She developed Floorbooks and Talking Tubs as tools to use in interactions with children. They promote the use of natural and 3D objects that encourage children to create connections in learning, and to explore and investigate more deeply. The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center has both indoor and outdoor opportunities, and we will be using both throughout the day  come prepared to explore!   

6.0 Continuing Education Hours (WI Registry & UWM Certificates Provided)

Early Bird Fee $80 / Regular Fee $100
Lunch is included

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 
111 E. Brown Deer Rd.
Milwaukee, WI  53217
(Click Here for Directions)


Tuesday, July 8
9:30am  1:30pm

The Potential of a Puddle  Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley, Milwaukee

Claire will talk about the challenges involved with nature-based learning in urban settings, the importance of physical development and movement, special needs of boys  and, of course, puddles! Claire will share her experiences of working with urban staff to transform limited outdoor space into a more naturalized play area. The Urban Ecology Center has both indoor and outdoor opportunities, and we may be using both spaces during the workshop  come prepared to enjoy!

4.0 Continuing Education Hours (WI Registry & UWM Certificates Provided)

Early Bird Fee $60 / Regular Fee $90
Lunch is included

Urban Ecology Center
3700 W. Pierce St.
Milwaukee,  WI  53215
(Click Here for Directions)


Thursday, July 10
10:00am  4:00pm

Eco Awareness, Natural Creativity and Risk It!  Durwards Glen, Baraboo

This is primarily an outdoor venue, and we will utilize what it has to offer! Come prepared to have fun outdoors, and to envision new ways to nurture creativity, eco awareness, and risk assessment by and with children. Challenge yourself to a new perspective on risk-taking and explore the philosophy of being risk aware and not risk adverse. Some of the learning outcomes are that children become strong stakeholders in their own development, show an increase in confidence and competence, and become independent and responsible for their own actions.

6.0 Continuing Education Hours (WI Registry & UWM Certificates Provided)

Early Bird Fee $80 / Regular Fee $100
Lunch is included

Durwards Glen         
W11876 McLeisch Road
Baraboo, WI  53913
(Click Here for Directions)


Friday, July 11
10:00am  3:30pm

Science and Technology  Frameworks of Understanding AND Nature and Nurture for 0-3 Year Olds  Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison  

This is the fourth and final presentation by Claire Warden during her week in Wisconsin. It will include her work on understanding the intersection of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) with early childhood and natural learning. Claire will also focus on the importance of nature and working with children from 0-3. Children are wired to explore their natural environments inside and outside, and experiential learning provides the framework of understanding their world and their role in it. The Lussier Family Heritage Center has both indoor and outdoor opportunities, and we will be using both throughout the day  come prepared to play!

5.5 Continuing Education Hours (WI Registry & UWM Certificates Provided)

Early Bird Fee $80 / Regular Fee $100
Lunch is included

Lussier Family Heritage Center
3101 Lake Farm Rd.
Madison, WI 53711
(Click Here for Directions)


SPECIAL OFFER:  4 Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Only $332

 

FULL WEEK SCHEDULE:


Monday, July 7
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
9:00am-10:00am

Breakfast Meet & Greet With Claire

10:00am-4:00pm Workshop: An Introduction to the Special World of Claire Warden Read full description

(Dinner and overnight accommodations on your own)


Tuesday, July 8
Urban Ecology Center - Menomonee Valley, Milwaukee
9:30am-1:30pm

Workshop: The Potential of a Puddle Read full description
(Travel to Durward's Glen, Baraboo)

5:00pm-5:30pm Arrival
5:30pm-7:30pm

Dinner and Community Building With Claire at Durward's Glen, Baraboo

(Overnight accommodations available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Durward's Glen at your own cost)


Wednesday, July 9
Durward's Glen, Baraboo (all meals included)
8:30am-9:30am

Family Style Breakfast at the Glen

10:00am-3:30pm Workshop: Nature Retreat With Claire
This day provides a small group opportunity to learn together in nature. The day will include discussion, activities, hiking and reflection, while being immersed in this natural setting and exploring whatever comes up! Lunch included.
3:30pm-5:00pm Break/Rest
You choose how you would like to spend this time. Reflect, explore, rest, visit, read, etc.
5:00pm-6:30pm

Family Style Dinner at the Glen


Thursday, July 10
Durward's Glen, Baraboo
8:30am-9:30am

Family Style Breakfast at the Glen

10:00am-4:00pm

Workshop: Eco Awareness, Natural Creativity and Risk It! Read full description

(Dinner and overnight accommodations on your own)


Friday, July 11
Lussier Center, Madison
(Travel to Madison; Breakfast on your own)
10:00am-3:30pm

Workshop: Science and Technology  Frameworks of Understanding AND Nature and Nurture for 0-3 Year Olds Read full description

4:00pm-5:30pm Wrap-Up, Final Reflections and Farewell!

FaceBook Twitter LinkedIn Google+

Questions?
Contact Miriam Malone at sce-earlychildhood@uwm.edu, 414-227-3133.