Continuing Education and Community Outreach

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

Friday, May 16, 2014
9:00 -- 4:00pm
Optional: 7:30pm Evening Campfire

Saturday, May 17, 2014
May Festival and Plant Sale
8:00 -- 12:30pm

Sophia's Hearth Family Center

Please join us for our third annual conference on nature-based early childhood education. Our 2014 conference brings two west-coast leaders in the field, Erin Kenny and Ann Pelo, as keynote speakers. Plus, you may choose two workshops from a list of ten exciting and fun sessions. There will be morning refreshments and a healthy lunch is included in the registration. Dinner will be on your own, but our expanded evening program is something you won't want to miss. We'll travel out to the Harris Center for Conservation Education. You can end the daylight hours hiking their trails and then as darkness falls, circle around the campfire for music and frog tales! On Saturday, Sophia's Hearth Family Center is hosting their May Festival and Plant Sale.

The day-long conference schedule is as follows:

8:00Registration Opens
9:00Opening Gathering
9:15Morning Keynote
10:15Morning Workshops
1:00Afternoon Keynote
2:00Afternoon Workshops
3:45Closing Ceremony
7:30An Evening Campfire: Froggy Went A'Courtin'

This page serves as the 'place' to register and pay for this event. You must first create a 'login' to the web system. Then select your conference registration based on fee category. Groups should be registered together as one organization. You will be asked to choose your workshop sessions. Please check out the descriptions first. This information is available on the Antioch University New England website or you may have received it in an email.

Please tell us your dietary preferences in the 'Special Needs' question, as well as any other accomodations of which we should be aware.

Credit card payment is preferred, but if not possible, choose the Billing option. An invoice will be sent by email for payment by check. Checks must be received by May 9, 2014.

If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact Peg Smeltz in Continuing Education and Community Outreach at 603-283-2301,

Dates:May 16, 2014
Meets:9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location:AUNE Community Room
Fee:Registration Fee: $125.00
Group Rate: $100.00
AUNE Alumni Fee: $75.00
AUNE Student Fee: $50.00
Campfire Program: $0.00
Workshops:Choose one morning and one afternoon workshop. Please be prepared with second choices as some workshops are limited in space and might be full.
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