Arrival, registration, coffee & tea
Kevin Peterson, NH Charitable Foundation
Emily Shipman, Wellborn Hub
Keynote: Can Nature Heal Education?
Bill Kilburn, Back to Nature Network
Breakout Session One
Lessons from the Harvest: Exploring New Hampshire and Vermont's Harvest of the Month Programs. Beth Roy, Upper Valley Farm to School.
Anchoring your Practice to Place. Michelle Amato & Hannah Gelroth, VINS Center for Environmental Education.
The Power of Learning Outdoors in Nature. Bill Kilburn, Back to Nature Network.
School Days to Forest Days: Pre-K through 6th Grade in the Wild: Routines. Eliza Minucci and Meg Teachout, ForestKinder.
Climate, Water, Soil and Hope: A Whole Systems Approach to Improving Community and Climate Resilience. Didi Pershouse, Soil Carbon Coalition.
Administrator Panel Discussion. Facilitated by Kevin Peterson, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
Break: Coffee & tea
Local Foods Lunch
Break-out Session Two
The Ups and Downs of Our Farm to School Journey. Chance Lindsley and Kim Goode, Newbury Vermont Elementary School.
Field Investigation Basics for the Schoolyard Part One. Judy Silverberg, New Hampshire Project Learning Tree, and Alicia Carlson, UNH Cooperative Extension.
Using Weather to Connect to Place. Skip Pendelton & Steve Dayno, The Lyme School, and Shawn Brodeur-Stevens, Charlestown Middle School.
Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Gentle: Cultivating Care and Responsibility Through Authentic Nature Play Part One. Jen Brown and Joanne Pye, FourWinds Nature Institute.
Introduction to Questing: How to Integrate this Engaging Place-Based Tool into Any Classroom. Lauren Griswold, Vital Communities.
Administrator Roundtable. Facilitated by Sheila Moran and Kevin Peterson.
Break: Coffee & tea
Break-out Session Three
NGSS and Farm to School: A Match Made in the Garden. Beth Roy, Upper Valley Farm to School.
Field Investigation Basics for the Schoolyard Part Two. Judy Silverberg, New Hampshire Project Learning Tree, and Alicia Carlson, UNH Cooperative Extension.
School Days to Forest Days: Pre-K through 6th Grade in the Wild: The Basics. Eliza Minucci and Meg Teachout, ForestKinder.
Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Gentle: Cultivating Care and Responsibility Through Authentic Nature Play Part Two. Jen Brown and Joanne Pye, FourWInds Nature Institute.
Get Outside and Learn! Donna Hazelton, Sue Jukosky, and Koby VanBeest, Indian River School.
Artist-Naturalists in the Vegetable Garden. Susan Sawyer, Four Winds Nature Institute.
All participants will be entered into a general raffle containing prizes from local businesses.
Just for attending the conference, school teams will be entered into an additional raffle of 4 @ $100 cash awards to be used for teaching supplies. One grand prize winner will receive $100 and a 4-hour consulting session with a PD expert from Forest for Every Classroom, FourWinds Nature Institute, Upper Valley Farm to School, or VINS Center for Environmental Education.