An aspect of the Nature Kindergarten project is on-going professional development for the Nature Kindergarten team – including, most importantly, our teacher and early childhood educator. For that reason, we recently invited US early childhood educator and author Ann Pelo to Victoria. Thanks so much to the support of Success by Six funding for making this possible.
Last Thursday night, Ann presented to a crowd of about 65 individuals at the University of Victoria. She spoke to us about developing an “ecological identity” in young children. Consider the following practices for cultivating an ecological identity that Ann shared with us:
Walk the land
Learn the names
Explore new perspectives