Events & Programs: Place

  • March
  • Winter Exploration and Children’s Literature Educator Workshop
    • Saturday Mar 4, 2017 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Members: $30 - Non-members: $30

    Join us  for this interactive two-part workshop for early childhood educators.  First we will focus on engaging young children through inside and outside activities, about the wonders of winter. From snow science to winter adaptations and more, there will be something for every student. Educators will also receive background information on winter ecology.

    winter-kidsIn the second half of the workshop, we will explore ways in which children’s books, both fiction and non-fiction, can be used to integrate science and literacy in early childhood classrooms. Using the Wildlife on the Move series as a model, we will discuss and practice strategies for evaluating children’s books, reading aloud, and choosing activities to increase engagement and extend children’s learning.

    Educators are encouraged to stay for an additional hour, 3-4 p.m. for planning and consultation time with Maine Audubon’s professional education team.

    • Lessons will be multidisciplinary and linked to the Maine Early Learning and development
    • Come prepared for an outdoor winter exploration, we will learn by doing.
    • Receive background information about Winter
    • Contact hours and certificate
    • Future consultation to help implement into your classrooms.