Released in 2010, Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood is designed especially for educators and adults working with children ages 3-6. Exploring nature is a complete sensory experience, and early experiences with the natural world excite children’s imaginations and foster their inborn sense of wonder and curiosity—important motivators for lifelong learning and stewardship of our natural world. Workshop participants will be directly engaged in activities from the guide throughout the workshop.
PLT’s early childhood guide integrates nature-based exploration, art, literature, math, music and movement, and outdoor play into early childhood education programs. The guide contains eleven activities that encourage young children to explore the senses, the seasons, and neighborhood trees. The activities highlight the importance of kinetic learning and engagement by incorporating music and movement using an accompanying music CD.
Please pre-register and make a personal commitment to attend the workshop to ensure there are enough materials. Please cancel in a timely manner if you cannot attend.