Virtual Education: Teaching Environmental Education - A Good Planet is Hard to Find

When:  Jan 11, 2023 from 13:00 to 14:30 (ET)
January 11, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET | 0.1 CEUs 
Virtual Education: Teaching Environmental Education - A Good Planet is Hard to Find

Autumn Reich, Recreation Supervisor / Florida Master Naturalist, Safety Harbor Leisure Services

Environmental Education programs do not need a degree in biology-just a desire to share! We fear what we do not know or understand. To overcome this, you must gain knowledge and experience by getting OUTSIDE. This session will equip you with the tools you need to hit the trail running towards a great EE program.

Learning Objectives

  • Define Environmental Education (EE).
  • Identify the most effective ways to teach EE; blending formal education with unstructured family exploration.
  • Discuss how we can create our own outdoor or EE program at our nature park, centers or through other partnerships.
About Autumn: Autumn Reich has a BS in Outdoor Recreation from Mars Hill College/University and has worked with youth for over 31 years in a variety of settings. Over the last 20 years, Autumn has been a Supervised Playground Supervisor, Nature Program Coordinator, Youth and Family Events Coordinator, Director of the before and after school programs for K-8th grade and Full Day Camps (K-8th) for the City of Safety Harbor. 16 of these years have been working directly with the afterschool and summer camp programs trying to improve the quality of programs the children are engaged in for the quantity of time they spend in them. The last 2 years she has been out at Folly Farm, Safety Harbors Nature Preserve building environmental programs and partnerships. Autumn Reich has been a member of FRPA since 2006. She is CPRP, VO and a certified Florida Advanced Master Naturalist.



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