Continuing Education and Community Outreach

In Bloom in Keene: Promising Practices in Nature-based Early Childhood Education

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Antioch University New England

40 Avon Street, Keene, NH

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 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!

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
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:
Crisis in the Kindergarten: An Urgent Need for Nature, Play and Experiential Learning
Joan Almon, Alliance for Childhood, Annapolis, MD

Afternoon Keynote:
Is Today a Tinkergarten Day? Activating Educators to Bring Learning Through Outdoor Play to Every Community
Meghan Fitzgerald, Tinkergarten, Amherst, MA

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! If you have any dietary restrictions, please include them in the Special Needs field.

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,
Dates:May 11, 2017
Meets:9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location:AUNE Community Room
Fee:Working Professional: $125.00
Group Rate: $100.00
AUNE Alumni Fee: $75.00
AUNE Student Fee: $50.00
Workshops:Workshop Listing

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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