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Nature Preschool Conference

Event Date:  June 7, 2013 (All day) - June 8, 2013 (All day) Join us for our 2nd annual Nature Preschool Conference! Discuss the latest trends in nature based education, network with other child care professionals and organizations, and learn from the best. Teachers, educators, parents and anyone else who works with preschool aged children are encouraged to attend. Register today! Friday – Saturday June 7-8 Varies, $55 – $155 Location Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road United States See map: Google Maps

Project Wild/ Aquatic Workshop

Event Date:  May 18, 2013 - 9:30am - 4:00pm Project Wild and WILD Aquatic are wildlife focused conservation education programs for K-12 educators and their students. Project WILD activities can be used to teach basic skills in science, social studies, language arts, math, art, music and physical education. This workshop is ideal for teachers in grades 2-6. Saturday, May 18, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free; $20 deposit due upon registering – refundable upon completion of the workshop Location Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road United States See map: Google Maps

Where Do the Children Play?: Film Screening & Conversation

Event Date:  April 12, 2013 - 6:45pm - 9:00pm Join us for this inspirational one-hour documentary, Where Do The Children Play?, that examines how restrictive play opportunities are impacting children’s mental and physical health and development. A discussion with leading education experts will follow. Refreshments and a take-home goody bag for parents also provided. Presenters: Joan Almon, internationally renowned Director of Programs and founding Director of the Alliance for Childhood; Pat Whitehead, Admissions Director of the Waldorf School of Baltimore; and Monica Wiedel- Lubinski, Director of The Nature Preschool at Irvine.