SIMPLICITY Learning
12443 Bel-Red Road, Suite 360
Bellevue, WA 98005
425.614.0145
info@simplicitylearning.org
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Outdoor Learning: Simple Designs

A Half-Day Workshop for Parents, Caregivers, Teachers, Administrators, Owners, and Directors

Online registration will not available for this training in Bellevue until the next date has been scheduled. Please note that Simplicity Learning will be moving offices during the summer months of 2017. We will update everyone on our mail list with our new address and new dates for STARS trainings as soon as possible! Please contact us at info@simplicitylearning.org with any questions you have about specific workshops, including requests to host trainings at your center or school.

This workshop relates current research about modern lifestyles and child development and explores the benefits of different outdoor learning environments. Parents, teachers, and caregivers can make simple changes with big impacts to enhance outdoor learning, often without great expense. We will compare some of the current trends in outdoor education, staying aware of the many obstacles that exist relating to outdoor learning, and explore some of the simplest and most effective solutions. Using participants' real-life scenarios, we will identify outdoor design elements, experiences, enhancements, and issues in group dialogue. We will also view some videos and photos showing some of the inspiring work with children now being done in the outdoors. By the end of the workshop, all participants will identify goals for their own programs’ specific locations, and envision simple, do-able changes to increase their children's time in nature, both unstructured creative free play and adult-guided experiences.