2016 Child in Nature Symposium

Child in Nature Symposium

Oatland Island Wildlife Refuge

Friday, April 8 & Saturday April, 9

Teacher Program

Parent / Community Member Program

Children’s Program

The second annual Child In Nature Symposium will be held at Oatland Island on Friday, April 8th from 4 pm until 7 pm and Saturday, April 9th from 9 am until 1 pm. The Symposium is a collaborative effort between Charles Ellis Montessori Academy and PTA, St. Andrew’s School, the Oatland Island Wildlife Center, and the Montessori Education Society of Savannah (MESS). The focus of this year’s symposium is Recovery of a Nature Language. On Friday afternoon, sessions will be held for teachers and educators that focus on engaging children in nature. On Saturday morning, Dr. Pat Pritchard from Wesleyan College will present a keynote address for parents, teachers, and community members, and then everyone is invited to participate in workshops on topics that include Savannah­ area outdoor resources, nature journaling, school garden curriculum, outdoor navigation with map and compass, and creative ways to engage your children with nature. An exciting program for children will also be offered on Saturday, led by Oatland naturalist Michelle Kelly.

Click here for Teacher Program Information: Registration (Friday and Saturday): FREE!

Click here for Parent and Community Program Information:  Registration (Saturday): FREE!

Click here for Children’s Program Information: Registration (Saturday): $5 child/$10 family

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