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ETC 2017- Science Integration: Why Everyone Needs to Get Outside to Learn & Play

Posted by on March 28, 2017


ETC Pre-Conference Workshop

March 29, 2017

PS Function Room I

Everyone Needs to Get Outside to Learn and Play – This hands-on outdoor workshop will integrate science, literature, art, service learning & other curricular areas with Education Outside The Classroom (EOTC) techniques including:

  • Making a field guide to your campus
  • Birds, Bugs & Botany
  • What every student (and teacher) should know about their local environment
  • River of Words International Art & Poetry contest
  • Connecting kids and nature
  • Why every school should have an outdoor classroom

** Come prepared to spend part of the day outside exploring the Sutera Harbour grounds and facilities

8:30 – 10:30– Explore Sutera Harbour to make a field guide, explain what a field guide is & how to use them (show student exemplars, discuss why the process is more important than product- get outside to explore, learn & observe)

10:30– Coffee break

10:30 – 12:30 – Make field guides(using books & websites), discuss theory, culminating event – tour of campus

123:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 Read at least one article & discuss







How small steps can create outdoor experiences in schools

Professional development on outdoor learning

Why adults have to stop trying so darn hard to control how children play

The decline of play in preschool- and the rise of sensory issues

How access to nature during the school year can help students thrive

In an age of robots, schools are teaching our children to be redundant

What happens when we reconnect with nature

Why we need FREE RANGE KIDS!

2:30 – 3:00 Coffee break

3:00 – 4:30Greenscapes for Schools, Various programs to be aware of- River of Words, Traidhos Barge Program in Bangkok


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