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Tuesday, November 10 • 2:35pm - 3:45pm
Local Nature and Young Children: A Natural Choice in Support of Learning

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Red-tailed hawks, squirrels, sowbugs, buds, leaves, and twigs have an important place in science learning. 

Find out how to use familiar and unfamiliar resources right outside your door to support young children’s STEM learning. Early childhood educators will share many strategies for supporting children’s inherent curiosity and interest.

Hear stories of success, see examples from three different venues, experience simple sensory activities focused on local nature, and envision science learning that everyone can implement – inside and out. Find out more about how we share our love of the outdoors and local nature in the interest of supporting understanding of earth, physical, and life sciences for children ages two to six.  

It’s easy to embrace the natural world and outdoor exploration in support of STEM learning. Find out how nature that is “hyper local” engages children in classification, inquiry, exploration, and questioning. Children are not the only ones who find it interesting!


Heather DiGiovanni

Preschool Director, Mass Audubon Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

Marian Miller

Outreach Education Coordinator, Mass Audubon Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

Tuesday November 10, 2015 2:35pm - 3:45pm EST
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