Looking for something more than standard classes or workshops? Need someone to walk alongside your journey in nature-based education with you? We're here to help increase the capacity of nature-based education in Ohio and understand the need for building "connective tissue" for educators, environmentalists, and the business-minded.
Ohio Naturally believes that walking alongside educators as they take a look at their environment and teaching practice with a nature-based lens is the best way to create gentle change. Working with small groups of teachers for 2-6 on site sessions will create real pathways of success. Coaching sessions may include all of some of the following: a site walk through and understanding of the center or school's scope, goal setting, collaborative stakeholder identification and messaging, resource identification, written realistic framework for action, check ins, and end of session reflection.
Many folks are looking for a 1:1 insight into nature-based education, a jump start into an external evaluation their nature-based center for growth, transitioning their existing center to a nature-based pedagogy, or starting their own nature-based family childcare center, or nature-based preschool. We are available to help with licensing, curriculum, and general business questions. We will start with a 30 minute zoom session to evaluated your needs and making a plan together.
Are you looking for a dynamic and inspirational kick off to your early childhood education or nature-based conference? We are here for you! Meredith Florkey is an experienced leader and advocate in the field and is driven to bring big energy and a relationship-based experience. Topics can include:
Why Nature-Based Education?
Lessons My Chicken Taught Me!
Weaving together Relationships with Learning
Other topics can be created to tie your conferences theme into nature connection with young children.
Are you a stakeholder in an organization who wants to bring nature-based programming to your child care center or school, but having trouble selling it to your board of directors? We are available to help create presentations, deliver presentations or facilitate conversations at your board meetings. Meredith Florkey is a skilled advocate that can help team members identify why or why not moving in this direction may help an organization.