Developed with preschool educators and early childhood specialists, Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood is specifically designed for educators who work with children ages three to six. Eleven field-tested, hands-on activities showcase over 130 educational experiences that engage children in outdoor play and exploration. Topics include exploring nature with five senses, meeting neighborhood trees, and experiencing trees through the seasons. An accompanying music CD features songs from children’s musician Billy B. Brennan that encourage children to sing, dance, and move supporting opportunities to discover and communicate in expressive ways.
All attendees will be expected to complete on their own an outdoor homework activity and discuss the process during the second session. Participants will receive the Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood guide AND a code for the K-2 E-Unit, Treemendous Trees!
*** This is the first of two workshop sessions. Session II is on Dec. 9. You must attend both. ***
Presenters: Linda Kinney and Kathy Osborne, NC Zoo
Credits: 5 hours and/or .5 CEU for NC EE Certification