Nature based education summer institute

The University of Maine at Farmington is excited to announce registration is open for a first-of-a-kind Nature Based Education Summer Institute June 24 and 25, 2016.  The institute is designed for pre-service and experienced educators to gather and learn about the benefits and best practices of connecting children to nature.  The workshops will be interactive and held outdoors.

There are four different options for an energizing day to connect in nature and fellow educators to share learning and explore new ideas.

The institute will feature a keynote speaker, locally grown food, and workshops that will bring you outside to learn more about how nature based education benefits children and adults.

You can learn more and register here:  Also, if you would like to learn more about how this institute would benefit preschool educators, contact Early Childhood Specialist Sue Reed at or call 624-6632.