Alabama Nature Teachers and Schools (ANTS) is an amazing new organization whose goal is to promote the love of the wild and the teaching of its value through nature-based education. ANTS brings together nature-based educators and schools across the state to join minds and initiatives for a better collaborative and inclusive state-wide nature-education effort.
ANTS will hold an inaugural conference this August to establish the organization and develop strategies for achieving its goals.
|WHERE||Camp McDowell, Nauvoo, Alabama|
|WHEN||August 12 – 14, 2022|
|WHO||You are welcome to join the conference if:|
• You teach or administer a nature-based school.
• You hope to start a nature-based school.
• You are a parent of a child who is enrolled in a nature education program or you would love to see that happen!
• You are interested in learning more about nature-based education.
• You have read David Sobel’s work and are a fan!
Friday, August 12th
|3:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Check-in||Camp McDowell Camp Store|
|5:00 PM||Wine and charcuterie social||Phifer Hall|
|7:00 PM||Community Gathering, Explanation of Open Space Agenda||Phifer Hall|
Saturday, August 13th
|Before breakfast options: Yoga, hike, farm tour|
|9:00 – 10:15 AM||Keynote with David Sobel||Phifer Hall|
|10:45 – 11:45 AM||Open Space Agenda Session #1||Phifer Hall|
|1:00 – 2:00 PM||Open Space Agenda Session #2||Phifer Hall|
|2:15 – 3:10 PM||Open Space Agenda Session #3||Phifer Hall|
|3:20 – 4:15 PM||Open Space Agenda Session #4||Phifer Hall|
|4:15 – 6:00 PM||Free time: Swim, Hike to Tiller’s swimming hole, Canoe, Hike across the swinging bridge|
|7:00 PM||Community Gathering, Music, Storytelling|
Sunday, August 14th
|9:00 – 11:00 AM||Workshop with David Sobel|