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OUTDOOR LEARNING WORKSHOPS

Professional development opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year

How to Start a Nature Studies program

This 1.5 hour workshop will offer resources and take-away activities to help engage and empower students to explore your schoolyard habitats with wonder. Teachers will leave this workshop with activities ready for implementation.

Cost:$35

FOR EDUCATORS K-12

OCT. 26 4:30 - 6 PM
FEB. 15 4:30 - 6 PM

Observational Sketching in Nature Journals

FOR EDUCATORS K-12

NOV. 2 4:30 - 6 PM
FEB. 22 4:30 - 6 PM

Ignite student curiosity by implementing observational sketching in their nature journals. Educators will leave with resources and activities, and suggestions for encouraging a growth mindset in their students- no drawing skills required!

Cost:$35

Nolan Catholic Field Trip Training

FOR EDUCATORS K-12

OCT. 16 9 AM - 4 PM
March 26, 9 AM - 4 PM

Tired of field trips that don’t fit the truth, beauty and goodness of your curriculum? Bring your students to Nolan Catholic! This 6 hour training will introduce you to all of our outdoor spaces, and provide you with open-ended activity suggestions to use in each. Teachers who complete this training will be certified to bring their students to Nolan Catholic for teacher-led outdoor nature studies investigations

Cost:$75

Growing Up WILD

This 3-hour workshop will provide you with a wealth of games, songs, craft and snack activities all grouped around specific nature themes. Participants will receive the Growing Up WILD curriculum guide, filled with cross-curricular nature studies activities.

Cost:$45

FOR EDUCATORS PRE-K - 3RD GRADE

JAN. 22 9AM - NOON

Project WILD

FOR EDUCATORS 4-12th GRADE

NOV. 13 9AM - 4PM

This 6 hour workshop will provide a wealth of supplementary activities to help infuse nature studies into every subject and class. Participants will receive the Project WILD curriculum guide, and experience multiple activities from the guide

Cost:$45

Schedule a workshop on your campus

Are you looking for creative ways to implement outdoor learning on your campus? Need help designing an outdoor learning space? Interested in one of our professional development workshops presented at your school? Contact Emily Breclaw, Nolan Catholic Outdoor Learning Specialist, to learn more about on-site workshops and consultations.

Nolan catholic field trips
Mondays & Tuesdays

Bring your classes to Nolan Catholic for fun, faith-filled nature studies investigations. Groups can choose multiple activity stations, including the greenhouse, barn, courtyards and lake Stations of the Cross nature trail. Field trip costs $10 per student with trained teachers (see Nolan Catholic Field Trip Training above) or $20 per student with Nolan Catholic faculty leading activities. Advance registration required for field trips.