Standards Alignment: Nature PreK Observation & Professional Development (Canceled)

Thank you for your interest in this program! Unfortunately this session has been canceled, but please check out our other teacher professional development opportunities on our Events page or Professional Development page. We apologize for any inconvenience.

How do sit spots, unstructured play or shelter construction in the forest
connect to academic standards? Observe students and teachers in person at our outdoor classroom as we focus on connections to Indiana Early Learning Foundations and Kindergarten academic standards. Facilitators will identify connections to these standards and provide additional connections to other relevant grade level standards based on participants’ interests. This guided observation and professional development opportunity is designed to be an impactful training for education practitioners.

Please note: this program is designed in sequence after you’ve attended the introductory Nature PreK Observation and Professional Development program.


Get a better picture of nature-based education with repeat visits, scaffolded to build your understanding by focusing on different topic each time.  This three-session series includes:

  • October 2022: Introduction to nature-based education
  • January 2023: Risky Play
  • April 2023: Excursions: beyond the classroom