Launch of the Niagara Nature Alliance and Feature Presentation

Inspiring Nature Education in Niagara’s Early Learning Programs: Reflections from Reggio Emilia and Forest School Learning

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The ECCDC was excited to bring together individuals interested in being a part of Niagara’s Nature Alliance for a kick-off launch facilitated by nature inspired educator Diane Kashin.

Diane is a Reggio and Hawkins inspired educator, consultant, and curriculum developer. She is Forest School Trained and is passionate about learning and teaching with nature. For this very special Nature Alliance launch, Diane provided experiences in and with nature that inspired educators to create meaningful nature and play learning opportunities for children. Having vast experiences for learning in and exploring nature is vital for children in developing respect for the natural world.

What Participants Had to Say

“I will be encouraging the children to use more natural materials, to explore and use them in our creative and everyday activities.”

“The Nature Alliance helps me to explore nature-related opportunities in my community and resources I can bring back to my classroom.”

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