School Programs

The Outdoor Classroom Connection Book Study

Holden Arboretum

April 12th

Adult - Beginner, Adult - Intermediate, Adult - Advanced

$100 per registered teacher

Learn about the wonders of nature that are right outside your door no matter where you live.

By honing your observation skills, you can teach your students to appreciate the world around them, develop their observation skills, practice inquiry techniques and discover connections between living things. These techniques will be useful in a remote learning situation or when you are back at school exploring what is on your school grounds.

We will read “The Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, The Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Environments” by Nathanael Johnson (ISBN # 9781623363857) and discuss and develop activities and methods for exploring our own backyards. Holden Forests & Gardens educators will share their expertise and knowledge on how to successfully observe the animals and plants in your neighborhoods and how this can complement and support your classroom learning objectives. 

The in-person session will meet Saturday, April 9th from 8:00 am-5:00 pm at the Holden Arboretum. Two additional synchronous sessions via Google Meet Tuesday, April 5, and Tuesday, April 12 both from 6:00-8:00 pm are required. A final project is due April 19.

Register for class

Sharon Graper

Director of Education for Holden Forests & Gardens

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