Forest Kindergarten Teacher Training
John Burroughs cautioned that, “Knowledge without love will not stick. But if love comes first, knowledge is sure to follow.”
Many environmental education programs try to impart knowledge and responsibility before children have had the opportunity to develop an intimate relationship with the natural world. We cannot give children what we do not have ourselves, therefore to truly connect the child to nature, we ourselves must be nature-connected.
Teacher Training Program 2020
Registration will open January 1, 2020
Foundation Course ~ Level 1
June 15 - 26, 2020 / Santa Barbara, CA
open to beginners as well as seasoned teachers/naturalists
$2400 registration by March 15 / $2900 registration March 16 and after
Metamorphic Course ~ Level 2
July 6 - 17, 2020 / Bishop, CA
open to graduates of Level 1
$2400 registration by April 15 / $2900 registration April 16 and after
* Level 1 and Level 2 may be taken in the same summer.
However, a space of a year is required between Level 2 and Level 3 in order to complete requirements.
Certification Course - Level 3
July 27 - August 7, 2020 / Santa Barbara, CA
Open to graduates of Levels 1 and 2, entry into Level 3 is based on completion of requirements and approval by your Academy instructor.
The Academy of Forest Kindergarten Teachers offers high quality, experiential, in-depth training and certification for current and up and coming early childhood educators dedicated to connecting children with Nature. In order to build a strong foundation in developmentally appropriate practices, deep nature connection and naturalist skills, we provide an active, engaging, and transformational curriculum. The Academy's comprehensive teacher training program provides our students with the theoretical, practical skills, knowledge, and magic to become exceptional educators and mentors in the field.
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