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Join us for the 2015 Early Childhood conference

"Nurtured by Nature"

Saturday, March 14, 2015 – 7:30am TO 4:00pm
Ullsvik Hall, UW-Platteville Campus

This will be a day to relax, rejuvenate, and be inspired with new ideas for your work with children. Join us for the great speakers, choose from 30 break-out workshops, and shop the vendors for learning materials. Registration includes 6 hours of continuing education in early childhood education, a light breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and a great day with fellow child care and early education professionals.

"The most effective kind of education is that a child should play among lovely things."  - Plato

“Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.”  - David Polis



General Sesssion

Restoring The Nature of Childhood presented by Ken Finch   David Stokes
Ken Finch is the founder and president of Green Hearts Institute for Nature in Childhood, a non-profit conservation organization focused on restoring the bonds between children and nature. Ken teaches, speaks, writes, and consults about the power of nature-based play and how it can be restored to childhood.   David Stokes engages audiences of all ages in nature study and will speak about the importance of exploring nature with children. David is a Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Teacher of the Year and an "Aldo Leopold" award winner. The North Shore United Educators (WEAC) honored David for educational excellence. 

“One should pay attention to even the smallest crawling creature for these too may have a valuable lesson to teach us.”  -Black Elk

“If you wish your children to think deep thoughts, to know the holiest emotions, take them to the woods and hills, and give them the freedom of the meadows; the hills purify those who walk upon them.”  -Richard Jefferies

“Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons.  It is to grow in the open air, and to eat and sleep with the earth.”  -Walt Whitman

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