ANTS - Alabama Nature Teachers and Schools Gathering!
Alabama is having a first ever conference for folks interested in Nature schools. It will be held at Camp McDowell on August 12-14, 2022. Wild Alabama is happy to be helping to sponsor and support this amazing new organization...ANTS (Alabama Nature Teachers and Schools). Wild Alabama's mission is to inspire people to ENJOY, VALUE and PROTECT the wild places of Alabama. Where better to start sharing the love of the wild and teaching the value of it than through nature-based education!
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!
We will be gathering August 12-14, 2022 at wonderful, wonderful Camp McDowell to learn from each other and from David Sobel. Part of this conference will be Open Space Agenda, where we all bring our questions and discussions to the table. David will not only be our Keynote speaker, but also conduct a workshop getting us up out of our seats and out into nature!
David Sobel, author of many books and articles on nature learning and place-based education
Tentative Agenda for ANTS Gathering August 12 - 14th, 2022 Camp McDowell, Nauvoo, AL
Friday, August 12th 3:00pm - 5:00pm Check-in. Location: Camp McDowell Camp Store 5:00pm Wine and charcuterie social Location: Phifer Hall 6:00pm Dinner Location: TBD 7:00pm Community Gathering, Explanation of Open Space Agenda Location: Phifer Hall Saturday, August 13th Before breakfast options: Yoga, hike, farm tour 8:00am Breakfast 9:00am - 10:15am Keynote with David Sobel Location: Phifer Hall 10:45 – 11:45am Open Space Agenda Session #1 12:00pm Lunch 1:00pm - 2:00pm Open Space Agenda Session #2 2:15pm - 3:10pm Open Space Agenda Session #3 3:20pm to 4:15pm Open Space Agenda Session #4 4:15pm - 6:00pm Free time Swim, Hike to Tiller’s swimming hole, Canoe, Hike across the swinging bridge 6:00pm Dinner 7:00pm Community Gathering Music, Storytelling Sunday August 14th 7:00am Yoga 8:00am Breakfast 9:00am - 11:00am Workshop with David Sobel 11:00 Closing Location: Phifer Hall