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Wednesday, August 1

Optional all-day workshop with Claire Warden; Conference registration and opening reception (5-7pm).

Thursday, August 2, 8am-7:30pm

Keynote address by Claire Warden; Concurrent presentations and workshops; Continental breakfast, lunch, dinner

Friday, August 3, 9am-6pm

Concurrent presentations and workshops; Closing address; Lunch and afternoon coffee break.

Saturday, August 4

Optional field trips to model nature-based early learning programs in Chicago and Milwaukee areas (hours vary).

Professional Development and Graduate Credits

This event is an Illinois Gateways Registry Verified Conference. Attendees registered with Gateways to Opportunities, Illinois’ Professional Development System, will receive credit in Section 4 of their Professional Development Record for each session they attend at the conference.

Graduate credits (2 credits) for participating in the conference are available through Hamline University, and may be used toward a certificate in nature-based early learning, or toward a Master's degree in environmental education. Contact Patty Born Selly at to learn more.


Conference registration fee (Reception on August 1 and all activities on August 2 and 3): $325

Floorbooks workshop with Claire Warden on August 1: $130

Field trips to model early childhood programs on August 4: $60-65

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