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ENTICE Introducing Early Childhood Students to the Nature of Winter

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Winter is a great time to introduce young children to nature! There is so much to see and learn. Where do you begin? Join us to discover what nature can tell us in the winter and how to interpret the information. We’ll take a hike to put our knowledge to work and will feature the Field Trip Pack from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). We'll be incorporating animal tracks, winter camouflage and plant and animal survival strategies, too. Relevant correlations to Next Generation Science Standards and Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards will be provided and discussed. Although targeted to grades prekindergarten through two, all educators are welcome to register for the workshop, but the information may need to be adapted, as appropriate. You’ll take away numerous resources to use with young children when learning about nature. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the IDNR. REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS CLOSED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE SEND A MESSAGE TO DNR.TEACHKIDS@ILLINOIS.GOV STATING SO AND INCLUDE THE WORKSHOP DATE IN YOUR MESSAGE.
For more information: 
Event Type: 
Educator Workshop
DNR Region(s): 
Chicago Botanic Garden
DNR Park: 
1000 Lake Cook Rd
City, State ZIP: 
Glencoe IL 60022
Contact person/email: 
Valerie Keener /
217-524-4126 / 217-782-9552
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