Special Offer

A Week With Claire Warden!

Immerse yourself in Claire's nature-based pedagogy for the full conference at a special discounted rate! The full-week option is the only way to experience a reflective nature retreat on Wednesday, and gives you the option to earn college credit.

Only $300 (early bird rate)
Space limited to 30 people

  • 1-Credit Option Available: For an additional fee, individuals attending the entire Nature event (all five days) are eligible to earn one college credit through UW-Whitewater. Please contact Carmen Rivers at riversc@uww.edu or 262-472-1802 to learn more about this opportunity. A brief meeting with Carmen to develop an Action Plan contract will be required at the end of the day on 7/11/14, with work to be completed by 7/26/14.
  • Ride Share: We will set up a ride share site for full-week attendees. You will receive information closer to the event.
  • Overnight Reservations at Durward's Glen: Contact Lisa Reiner at 608-356-8113.
  • Register by April 15th for the Early Bird Rate of $300! The regular fee of $350 will be assessed for registrations after April 15th.

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Monday, July 7
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

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

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

5:00pm-5:30pm Arrival

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)

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.

Family Style Dinner at the Glen

Thursday, July 10
Durward's Glen, Baraboo

Family Style Breakfast at the Glen


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)

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!

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