SIMPLICITY Learning
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Bellevue, WA 98005
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Outdoor Learning: Simple Designs

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

Saturday, December 16, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

$60.00
4 MERIT STARS CEUs available
(WA Dep Early Learning, MERIT)

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.