Planting the Seeds of the Future: Cleveland Metroparks Nature Preschools Speakers Series

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Date and Time:

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 7:00pm to Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:30pm

This three-part speakers series, one event each month in December 2017, January 2018, and February 2018 covers various topics regarding nature-based preschools:

  • December 9: Author Rachel Larimore, "Nature-Based Preschools: Exploring the Natural Advantage"
  • January 13: Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Maine at Farmington, Patti Ensel Bailie, PhD, "Helping Children Develop an Ecological Identity" 
  • February 24: Executive Director of the Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools (ERAFANS), Monica Wiedel-Lubinski, "Muddy Hands, Open Hearts: Understanding the Value of Play in Nature Preschools"

Learn more about each of the speakers, and how to register for each event via the link. 

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:


Rocky River Nature Center
24000 Valley Parkway
North Olmstead, OH 44070
United States