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Our 1-day Summit on Connecting to Nature in an Urban World, April 19, features a morning plenary and roundtable sessions followed by interactive workshops and walkshops in the afternoon. Building on the Summit is our Conference, April 20-21, featuring keynotes speakers, hands-on workshops and networking opportunities.

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Wednesday, April 19 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Walkshop: The Floating Classroom: Academic Engagement through Outdoor Learning LIMITED
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Limited Capacity seats available

"Walkshops" and workshops provide hands-on opportunities to learn strategies and techniques for connecting urban children to nature.

This workshop will help educators explore the options for integrating outdoor education with traditional classroom learning in their own communities. Wilderness Inquiry offers outdoor learning programs to schools, and works with districts and teachers to offer academic credit for students. Students deficient in content-area coursework engage with materials through outdoor place-based learning to recover missing credits in math, science, English, social studies, and physical education. Workshop attendees will learn strategies to implement outdoor education and work with schools/districts to develop place-based curricula. 

Max Capacity: 40 

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Meg Krueger

Wilderness Inquiry, Wilderness Inquiry
Meg Krueger is the Education Programs Manager at Wilderness Inquiry, a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Meg has over ten years of experience in education and a lifetime love for outdoor adventures; she has found a happy marriage of the two through her work... Read More →
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Julie Storck

Associate Director, Wilderness Inquiry
Julie Storck is the Associate Director for Wilderness Inquiry leading development and program initiatives to make the outdoors accessible to all. She brings great perspective to the intersection of education, inclusion, and the outdoors. In addition to her work at Wilderness Inquiry... Read More →

Wednesday April 19, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT