Continuing Education and Community Outreach

In Bloom in Maine: Promising Practices in Nature-Based Early Childhood Education

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Eyes of the World Discovery Center

The Kittery Community Center
120 Rogers Road, Kittery, Maine

Antioch University New England hosts three In Bloom east coast conferences this spring; first we're on the road to Kittery, Maine, Saturday, April 22, 2017. In May we'll be here at Antioch, and in June we'll travel to New Haven, Connecticut. Witnessing the enthusiasm of early childhood professionals in this muddy effort to get children outside has been both inspirational and heartwarming! These conferences allow a place to share the work of some of the best nature-based early childhood educators. And in return, we have learned so much from you! We invite you to come to one or all of the 2017 In Bloom Conferences: Promising Practices in Nature-based Early Childhood Education!

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Conference Schedule
8:15 am -- 9:00 am Registration Check-In
9:00 am -- 9:10 am Opening Circle
9:15 am -- 10:15 am Morning Keynote
10:30 am --12:00 noon Morning Workshops
12:00 noon -- 1:00 pm Lunch
12:30 pm --1:00 pm Tour of Eyes of the World Discovery Center
1:00 pm -- 2:00 pm Afternoon Keynote
2:15 pm --3:45 pm Afternoon Workshops
3:50 pm -- 4:00 pm Closing Circle


Morning Keynote:
From Preschool to Early Elementary: Learning from One Community's Journey with Nature-based Education
Rachel Larimore, Midland, MI

Afternoon Keynote:
A New Path in the Forest: Moving Beyond the Classroom for Exploration, Creativity and Growth
Amy Butler, North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, VT



Read the Conference Brochure for workshop descriptions. Be prepared to select your workshops in this registration process.

To register online, you must first log in to the database. Use 'Log On' 'New User' to set up your name and password. If you have attended In Bloom before, your email address will tell you if you have a login established. Antioch students and alumni--do not assume this system will know you! It is not connected to the Registrar's Office!

Once you are logged on, use the 'Enroll Yourself' button below. If you are averse to online registraton, download and print this form.

Questions? Call or email Peg Smeltz, 603-283-2301, msmeltz@antioch.edu.
Dates:April 22, 2017
Meets:9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Hours:6.00
Location:Eyes of the World Discovery Center
Fee:Working Professional: $125.00
Group Discount Fee: $75.00
AUNE Alumni Fee: $75.00
AUNE Student Fee: $50.00
Workshops:Workshop Listing

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