Wellborn Hub Leadership Conference

7:45-8:30AM

Arrival, registration, coffee & tea

 

8:30-9:30AM

Opening Plenary

Welcome: 
Kevin Peterson, NH Charitable Foundation
Emily Shipman, Wellborn Hub

Keynote: Can Nature Heal Education?
Bill Kilburn, Back to Nature Network

 

9:30-11AM

Breakout Session One

Session 1A:
Lessons from the Harvest:  Exploring New Hampshire and Vermont's Harvest of the Month ProgramsBeth Roy, Upper Valley Farm to School. 

Session 1B:
Anchoring your Practice to PlaceMichelle Amato & Hannah Gelroth, VINS Center for Environmental Education.

Session 1C:
The Power of Learning Outdoors in NatureBill Kilburn, Back to Nature Network.

Session 1D:
School Days to Forest Days: Pre-K through 6th Grade in the Wild: Routines. Eliza Minucci and Meg Teachout, ForestKinder.

Session 1E:
Climate, Water, Soil and Hope: A Whole Systems Approach to Improving Community and Climate ResilienceDidi Pershouse, Soil Carbon Coalition.

Session 1F:
Administrator Panel Discussion. Facilitated by Kevin Peterson, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

 

11-11:15AM

Break: Coffee & tea

 

11:15-12:30PM

Open Space Meeting
What is Open Space?

 

12:30-1:30PM

Local Foods Lunch

 

1:30-2:30PM

Break-out Session Two

Session 2A:
The Ups and Downs of Our Farm to School Journey. Chance Lindsley and Kim Goode, Newbury Vermont Elementary School. 

Session 2B:
Field Investigation Basics for the Schoolyard Part One. Judy Silverberg, New Hampshire Project Learning Tree, and Alicia Carlson, UNH Cooperative Extension.

Session 2C:
Using Weather to Connect to Place. Skip Pendelton & Steve Dayno, The Lyme School, and Shawn Brodeur-Stevens, Charlestown Middle School.

Session 2D:
Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Gentle: Cultivating Care and Responsibility Through Authentic Nature Play Part One. Jen Brown and Joanne Pye, FourWinds Nature Institute.

Session 2E:
Introduction to Questing: How to Integrate this Engaging Place-Based Tool into Any Classroom. Lauren Griswold, Vital Communities.

Session 2F:
Administrator Roundtable. Facilitated by Sheila Moran and Kevin Peterson.

 

2:30-2:45PM

 

2:45-3:45PM

Break: Coffee & tea
 

 

Break-out Session Three

Session 3A:
NGSS and Farm to School: A Match Made in the Garden. Beth Roy, Upper Valley Farm to School. 

Session 3B:
Field Investigation Basics for the Schoolyard Part Two. Judy Silverberg, New Hampshire Project Learning Tree, and Alicia Carlson, UNH Cooperative Extension.

Session 3C:
School Days to Forest Days: Pre-K through 6th Grade in the Wild: The Basics. Eliza Minucci and Meg Teachout, ForestKinder.

Session 3D:
Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Gentle: Cultivating Care and Responsibility Through Authentic Nature Play Part Two. Jen Brown and Joanne Pye, FourWInds Nature Institute.

Session 3E:
Get Outside and Learn! Donna Hazelton, Sue Jukosky, and Koby VanBeest, Indian River School.

Session 3F:
Artist-Naturalists in the Vegetable Garden. Susan Sawyer, Four Winds Nature Institute.

 

3:45-4PM

Closing Plenary

-Announcements
-Raffle:  
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.

 

4PM

End