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Saturday, February 23 • 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Wilding the Pavement for Nature Play

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The Children's School of Oak Park, a progressive K-8 school, turned their parking lot into a nature play space on a nonprofit budget. Children's School educators will use inspiring images of the transformation for a guided discussion about place-based community building, mixed-ages environmental education, navigating risky play, and strategies for letting children lead in both nature play and planning.

Presenters
avatar for Will Hudson

Will Hudson

6th Grade Teacher / Middle Level Coordinator, The Children's School
People could talk to me about the importance of open-ended play for adolescents in natural settings; curriculum development based on student input and interests; creating and the challenge of maintaining sit spot routines and sensory awareness activities.
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Christina Martin

Director of Curriculum & Instruction, The Children\'s School
Progressive education, social justice, play-based and project-based curriculum
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Lea Schweitz

Outdoor Education Consultant, The Children's School of Oak Park
I am a writer, outdoor education consultant, director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science, and naturemama of two kiddos. I'd love to talk more about nature writing, outdoor education, nature play and parenting, gardening, beekeeping, and favorite urban/suburban hikes.


Saturday February 23, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm
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