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Thu, Oct 05


Habitat Environmental Center

Together on the Trail Series 2/5: Risk vs. Hazard

Do you love nature and want to increase time learning outside? OR Do you feel like nature is super important for children's growth and development, but don't know a blue bird from a blue jay? Bring your teacher bestie or favorite administrator and let's get outdoors!!

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Together on the Trail Series 2/5:  Risk vs. Hazard
Together on the Trail Series 2/5:  Risk vs. Hazard

Time & Location

Oct 05, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Habitat Environmental Center , 3036 Bellflower St, Dayton, OH 45409, USA


About the event

A light dinner is included in the price and will be served at 5:45pm as we enter the workshop.

Evaluating Risk & Hazards in the Outdoors What is safe? In this practical session, we'll explore some definitions in the context of early childhood care and education in regards to licensing and best practice. Participants will find that this training merges nicely with Conscious Discipline and will prepare them to bring back conversations to their center or agency.

Teacher & Child Skills for Risks found Outdoors When we work outdoors with natural materials either in the outdoor classroom or in natural areas, there will be opportunity for developmentally appropriate risks. This training will help participants see the link between both social emotional skills and executive function in these natural environments. We will learn how to anticipate and plan for engaging with natural materials and phenomenon.

2 Ohio Approved Hours

Your instructor, Meredith Florkey, has fifteen years of experience in the field including: founding and operating nature preschools, coaching preK-2nd nature-based education in public and private sectors, as well as grant writing for these programs. In addition to varied education degrees including a Leadership & Advocacy ECE certificate and completing a Masters in Nature-Based ECE this fall, Meredith serves on the Miami Valley Leave No Child Inside Collaborative and the Ohio Nature-Based ECE Collaborative.


  • Together on the Trail Series 1

    This ticket includes 2 hours Ohio Approved Training and a light dinner.

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