Outdoor Teacher Retreat

Photo of a young child holding a praying mantis in a glass jar

Date and Time:

Friday, May 13, 2022, 6:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 2:30pm


You can expect a hands-on day of outdoor fun in nature! Presenters share insights and activities based on their work in nature preschools, forest kindergartens, or other nature-based programs. Training is ideal for educators working with children ages 3-6 years old. Program directors are invited to join us Friday evening for a campfire, networking, and a chance to share ideas and resources to support running a nature-based program. Light breakfast and lunch are included on Saturday, but bring your canteen for drinks. 

ERAFANS will provide a professional development certificate at the conclusion of the event. Please dress for the weather, as at least 50% of this event will take place outdoors, and don't forget your canteen!

Friday, May 13, 2022 from 6:30 PM - 9 PM ET

Campfire networking with Director's Sharing Circle facilitated by ERAFANS' director, Monica Wiedel-Lubinski.

Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM ET
Morning and afternoon sessions include learning about Fernbrook's Sapling program for children ages 3-5, plant ID walks, aquatic outdoor experiences for young children, nature handcrafts, and more! Breakfast and lunch included. 

How to apply/register:

Please visit https://erafans.org/page-18181 to register. 

Contact Name:

Emily Woodmansee

Contact Email:



Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center
142 Bordentown Georgetown Road
Chesterfield, NJ 08515
United States