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STEM Ed Announcement: Early Childhood Workshops

This is not a UMass Amherst program
 Contact information is below.
 Two workshops for early childhood educators are offered on November 7:
 Easthampton, MA and Easton, MA
 1. Growing up WILD and Project Learning Tree's Environmental
 Experiences for Early Childhood, Massachusetts Audubon Arcadia
 Sanctuary in Easthampton, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 Both multi-award-winning curricula build on children's sense of wonder
 about nature and invite them to explore the natural world around them.
 Through a wide range of activities and experiences, these new curricula
 provide an early foundation for developing positive impressions about
 the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.
 Receive both curriculum guides, featuring over 150 experiences,
 correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young
 Children (NAEYC) Standards and the Head Start Child Outcomes
 Patti Steinman, Education Coordinator, Connecticut River Valley
 Sanctuaries, and Kim Noyes, Northfield Mountain's education
 coordinator, facilitate a fun-filled day of interactive, hands-on
 Registration is required. $45. For more information, please contact
 Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary,  arcadia@massaudubon.org,  Or call
 413/584-3009 to register by phone. 
 2.  Project Learning Tree's  Environmental Experiences for Early
 Childhood, Borderland State Park, North Easton, 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 Teachers appreciate PLT's approach to early childhood - hands on
 activities and experiences that fit perfectly with the way young
 learners engage with the world around them.  Participants enjoy the
 collegial nature of the workshop. Try  out and discuss activities,
 receive the curriculum guide and supplementary materials.  $15 per
 person.  Please pre-register by October 30, Gini.Traub@state.ma.us,
 Project Learning Tree is a program of the American Forest Foundation
 and is sponsored in Massachusetts by the Department of Conservation and
 Recreation with support from the Massachusetts Forest Alliance.
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