403 - Partnering With Your Local Schools to Bring Inclusive Nature Programs
Meghan Meredith, Recreation Supervisor/Naturalist, Park District of Highland Park; Mirela Vesa, Special Education Educator, North Shore School District 112
Build a bridge to connect your expertise in nature programming to your community school district. Foster a working relationship that brings your nature education programming and real-world science into classrooms. Use nature and environmental science to adapt to diverse learners and build programs that excite and engage. Come away with inclusion strategies and hands-on activities to use in your programs.
- Discuss how to market your nature center’s programs to your local school district and classroom teachers.
- Develop strategies and ideas on how to bring nature into their classrooms and school yards.
- Learn ways to adapt your programs to meet the needs of diverse learners, including strategies and hands-on activities to use in your programs.