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The Naturalist Teacher


  • Play Frontier 271 Carson Depot Road Carson, WA 98610 USA (map)

The teacher is a naturalist, and the classroom is their ecosystem! Using techniques borrowed from naturalists, ecologists, anthropologists, and archaeologists, educators will learn critical observation skills, deep reflection tools, and tools to maintain curiosity about their students’ learning.  This week-long intensive course will foster conversation through active learning (both physically and mentally) via hikes, shared meals, and sharing experiences in nature together.  Participants will leave with a new perspective on how educators learn about the children in their care, and how to utilize their own personal learning style in their daily practice. 

This will be an experiential and play-based learning course for teachers who want to actively learn more about their students through observation and reflection.