Friday, May 16, 2014 - Saturday, May 17, 2014

In Bloom in Keene: Promising Practices in Nature-Based Early Childhood Education

Location: Antioch New England


When: 9:00am-4:00pm

Where: Antioch University New England, Keene, NH

Evening Campfire:

When: Friday, May 16th, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Where: Harris Center for Conservation Education, Hancock, NH

May Festival & Plant Sale

When: Saturday, May 17th, 8:00am;12:30pm

Where: Sophia’s Hearth Family Center, Keene, NH

Please join us for our third annual conference on nature-based early childhood education. Our 2014 conference brings two west-coast leaders in the field, Erin Kenney and Ann Pelo, as keynote speakers. Plus, you may choose two workshops from a list of ten exciting and fun sessions. There will be morning refreshments plus a healthy lunch included in the registration. Dinner will be on your own, but our expanded evening program is something you won’t want to miss. We’ll travel out to the Harris Center for Conservation Education. You can end the daylight hours hiking their trails and then as darkness falls, circle around the campfire for music and frog tales! On Saturday, Sophia’s Hearth Family Center is hosting their May Festival and Plant Sale.


Conference Registration Fees for In Bloom in Keene: Promising Practices in Nature-based Early Childhood Education

$125 general registration
$100 team of four from same organization
$75 Antioch University New England alumni
$50 currently matriculated AUNE students

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The day-long conference schedule is as follows:

8:00 Registration Opens
9:00 Opening Gathering
9:15 Morning Keynote
10:15 Morning Workshops
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Afternoon Keynote
2:00 Afternoon Workshops
3:45 Closing Ceremony
7:30 An Evening Campfire: Froggy Went A’Courtin’

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