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Play in Nature: An Educator and Parent Workshop

Categories: Families & Parenting
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Pricing info: $35.00 per member, $45.00 per nonmember.

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Ticket Info:Only 20 spots available. Advance registration is required to secure your spot and is available online at the event webpage listed. As part of the Arboretum's Take a Child Outside week programming, we are excited to have Linda Kinney of the NC Zoo's Playful Pedagogy here to share with you - teachers, educators, parents, grandparents, anyone interested in getting children to play outdoors! - why play in nature is so important.

Participants will learn how play engages the brain and impacts well-being while exploring creative approaches to planning for play. This small group, lecture/discussion/hands-on format workshop emphasizes play in nature and how to take advantage of the many affordances provided by the natural world. Participants will "play with" aspects of nature and play and explore their combined application in outdoor play and learning environments. This workshop will also address strategies for incorporating play outside into programs, curriculum, and everyday life.

The afternoon workshop specifically focuses on methods of enhancing, encouraging, and guiding children's exploration and discovery of the outdoor environment. Participants will explore their relationship with the outdoors while reconnecting with their playful nature. Inspired adults can have a huge impact on children's ability to begin, continue or expand their outdoor exploration and play.

Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to spend time in the gardens. Snack and workshop materials are included in the registration fee. Bring your own water bottle.

Only 20 spaces available. Register early to save your spot!

Upcoming Places

JC Raulston Arboretum
Thu, Sep 29 at 1pm-3:30pm

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