News/Events

Early Childhood and Nature Workshop
featuring curriculum and activities from
Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Experience for Early Childhood,
Project WILD’s Growing Up WILD, & 
Project WET’s Getting Little Feet Wet

Hosted and sponsored by AEEA.

When: Wednesday, May 22, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Hobbs State Park Visitor’s Center, 20201 E Highway 12, Rogers, AR 72756
Cost: AEEA members $10; Non-members $20
Register: Complete this Google form or email the following information to info@arkansasee.org name, phone number, affiliated organization.

This workshop will feature three internationally recognized environmental education curricula focusing on early childhood – Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, and available for the first time in Arkansas – Project WET’s Getting Little Feet Wet. These three Projects provide respected and proven environmental education activities and curricula targeting early childhood learners that are approved by the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PDR for 8 hours of professional development.

Each participant will receive 3 curriculum guides (over $60 value) containing hundreds of hands-on, engaging, interdisciplinary experiences for kids ages 3-7. Activities meet the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) criteria for curriculum and the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework.  

Join us for this fun and educational day and learn how to implement these activities into your classrooms, camps, and educational programs. Participants must stay for the full 8-hour training in order to receive the curriculum guides and the 8 hours of PD. Space is limited and registrations are taken on a first-received first-reserved basis.  Fee includes workshop materials, curriculum guides, music CDs, resources, and lunch. 

PLT’s Environmental Experience for Early Childhood

Developed with preschool educators and early childhood specialists, Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood includes over 130 experiences that engage children in outdoor play and exploration. Topics include exploring nature with five senses, meeting neighborhood trees, and experiencing trees through the seasons. An accompanying music CD features songs that encourage children to sing, dance, and move.

Project WILD’s Growing Up WILD
Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.

Project WET’s Getting Little Feet Wet

Developed in coordination with early childhood experts and educators, Getting Little Feet Wet is designed to help educators of young children teach about water in fun, age-appropriate ways. This book contains 11 interactive, hands-on activities for young learners to explore different aspects of water—from water properties to water sounds. Each activity offers both Pre-K and K-2 options and is correlated to educational standards.

Early Childhood & Nature Workshop Registration