Date set for nature-based early learning forum

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announced today that early learning educators and childcare operators from around the state will come together on Saturday, Oct. 26 for a day of learning provided by the “Wonder Guides” of the Wisconsin Nature Action Collaborative for Children. The group is committed to connecting children with the natural world by making nature education a sustaining and enriching part of their daily lives.

​“The Wonder Guides’ mission aligns with everything my experience has shown me to be true,” said Chenoa Ruecking, early childhood education program manager for UW-Platteville’s Continuing Education Institute. “Children learn best when they are invited to examine and explore the natural world. Research proves that the first few years of a child’s life have the biggest impact on their future, and the Wonder Guides will show us how nature-based instruction can foster a lifetime love of learning.”

The Nature-Based Early Learning Forum will take place from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 on the UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County campus. Interested individuals can register for the event. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodations, please contact us at or by calling 608.342.1314 or 888.281.9472.

The Early Childhood Credential program hosts several different events throughout the year, in addition to its academic early learning credential programs offered entirely online to students from across the nation.