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MD Nature Play Conference - Shared screen with speaker view
coreyshorb
33:01
Corey Shorb Primary Grade Science teacher at Glenelg Country in Ellicott City MD
areyes14
33:26
Good morning, my name is Annie Reyes from MD.
Michele Bender
33:54
Hello, Michele Bender, from a Nature-Based Preschool in Connecticut.
Beth Lenker - Sultana Education Foundation
34:15
Good Morning! My name is Beth Lenker and I am the Holt Education Center Director at Sultana Education Foundation in Chestertown MD.
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
34:15
AGENDA: http://www.erafans.org/Chesapeake-Conference
Debra Lambert
34:26
Good morning. I’m Debra Lambert. I live in Annapolis, MD.
Elise Belle
35:07
Good morning. My name is Elise and I am from Hermann MO
Abigail Middleton
35:57
Hi, I’m Abigail Middleton from The Mayapple School in Blacksburg, VA
Becky Kim’s iPhone
36:00
Becky Kim from Damascus MD. Birdsong Early Learning Program
tressa
36:30
Hi everyone! Tressa Andrews here from Trinity Episcopal Preschool Towson MD
Apple Tree Children's Center
36:42
BARB TRENTLER FROM
Dave Post
38:29
Dave Post, Landscape Architect, Damascus, MD
Sandi Olek, (she/her) MD DNR
38:35
Piscataway
Melanie Parker
38:41
Piscataway
Liz Houston
38:53
I'm on the land of the Arapahoe Tribe in Colorado.
Carolyn Setash
38:58
Piscataway thanks for sharing
Laura Taylor
39:06
piscataway
Susan Chatburn, Delaware
39:11
Lenni Lenape
Elaine Tholen
39:13
Algonkian area along the Potomac River is where I sit.
Ms. Sharon
39:14
I work with First English Lutheran Preschool in Baltimore city and I believe we are on the land of the Susquehannock.
Kate Vogel (she/her/hers)
39:18
native-land.ca
Katie Fox
39:18
Nanticoke
Elizabeth Brown
39:25
Hello! Elizabeth [Lisa] Brown from Homewood ELC
Beth Lenker - Sultana Education Foundation
39:49
Piscataway & Nanticoke
Lindsey kleinberg
40:02
Lenape Haki-nk
Amy Henry
41:28
Piscataway and Nanticoke
allisonmosley
41:45
Susquehannock & Lenni-Lanape
Shelli Scott
41:59
My 1 year old really enjoyed that song. Thank you! Thankful to start the day with her smile :)
Taryn D Smart
42:08
Thankful for health and safety.
Naomi Sachs (Univ of MD)
42:29
I am grateful for this conference and everyone who organized it and is attending.
Jeanne Stafford
42:57
Grateful for the fog. It was so beautiful, that I was almost late to this conference.
Kate Vogel (she/her/hers)
43:03
I'm thankful for that song, that was beautiful Monica!
Christiana Glab
43:04
The beautiful leaves outside!
Rena Dubensky
43:19
I am grateful for the snakes and frogs I see on my walks. It makes me have hope for the planet.
Liz Houston
43:23
Thankful for the snow that's coming to Colorado!
Ms. Sharon
43:40
Will the song be available n the website to print off later??
Ms. Sharon
44:09
Hi, this is Sharon Beach, in Baltimore city.
debbie lieberman
44:42
Good Morning! I am a science teacher at Glenelg Country School in Howard County MD
Laura Taylor
45:06
Laura Taylor - Environmental Educator in Welcome Maryland
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
45:21
Sharon - We can ask Monica to do that. Here's the text now as well if you want to copy it.
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
45:22
Good morning dear Earth,Good morning dear sun,Good morning dear resting stones,And beasts on the run.Good morning dear flowers,And birds in the trees.Good morning to you,Good morning to me.
Katie Fox
45:39
Katie Fox- PreK Coach - Talbot County Public Schools
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
46:23
For tech help: Contact Natalie Cohen in the Zoom chat,via email at CohenN@nwf.org or call 443-759-3402 if you need technical assistance.
iPhone
46:58
Heather Quinn is attending. I am on my phone and can not figure out how to add my name.
Taryn D Smart
48:08
I share administrative teacher role but I love outdoor nature play. This will piggy back off of another training that was taken last year.
Sarah Sinclair
48:15
uh oh, I don’t see it
tressa
48:16
I can't submit!
Elizabeth Brown
48:17
it will not let me submit
Julie
48:23
I can
Julie
48:30
I can't submit
Becky
48:32
scroll down.theres more
ehassenger
48:41
there are three questions you have to answer to submit scroll down
tressa
48:43
oh
ayanaverdi
48:52
I didn’t realize initially that you need to scroll down to more questions!
ayanaverdi
49:04
Hello!
Julie
49:08
Thanks!
Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
49:44
Can you post the link again?
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
49:47
It's not in the chat
Elizabeth Brown
49:52
Won’t let me scroll or submit
Rena Dubensky
49:58
My camera is not working. I apologize.
Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
50:20
I can see it but can’t respond.
marlene
51:01
It wont let you submit
Debbie Herr Cornwell, MDP
51:09
Sometimes you need to exit the full screen to participate in the polls.
Amy Henry
51:10
I can't respond either Nancy, I wonder if we're just viewing it
Beth Lenker - Sultana Education Foundation
52:05
yes
Gabrielle
52:06
Yes
Kim Curren, Naturalist
52:11
yes
Julie
52:15
yes
Ms. Sharon
52:15
yes
Kim Seoni
52:20
I can see
ayanaverdi
52:22
Yes
Melissa Diamond
52:24
yes!
Christie Bierlein (CELCIS, Western Michigan Univ)
54:14
I selected "Other" - I'm interested in getting involved in this field of work, learning, and possibly starting a program in the future. I'm new to this
Naomi Sachs (Univ of MD)
54:20
I said “other” - Univ of Maryland Dept of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture and founding director of the non-profit Therapeutic Landscapes Network
Debra Lambert
55:33
I selected “other.” I work in the field of fisheries management. But I have a growing interest in land conservation, and in designing places for the benefit of human and ecosystem health.
Pamela Smith
01:01:21
I am a horticulturalist at a public garden and oversee work in the Children’s Garden. I am hoping to get some design ideas that help to engage children in the garden.
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
01:01:53
We will definitely talk more about design today!
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
01:03:35
https://www.parkrx.org/
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
01:03:51
https://parkrxamerica.org/
karen johnson
01:05:20
what was the second one
Rena Dubensky
01:05:30
Will all of these resources be provided? Will we receive the slides?
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
01:07:07
This is being recorded and we will share the recording.
Sandi Olek, (she/her) MD DNR
01:07:29
Air Conditioning. Simple but so true
Alison.Pearce
01:08:54
This pyramid still seems skewed toward the experience of wealthier people. Very few can afford international travel every year.
Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
01:09:03
There are many great resources, including links to research, books, etc. at www.erafans.org/teacher-resources. We have compiled a Crowd-Sourced Nature-Based Resources spreadsheet with a ton of information! It is ever-evolving and free to access!
Susan Sims
01:09:45
Wow! What a great playground! :)
Kate Vogel (she/her/hers)
01:09:48
Great point Alison! Hopefully together we can start breaking down barriers to getting outdoors!
Taryn D Smart
01:09:51
Beautiful location to visit.
Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
01:10:41
https://capitalnature.org/
Alison.Pearce
01:10:50
Yes. And acknowledge that the health benefits of getting outdoors are accessible without travel.
Taryn D Smart
01:11:45
I always find it therapeutic to take a brisk walk at least three times a week or even more often.
Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
01:13:47
We believe that it’s a good idea to create and use nature play spaces in the places that children can easily go (schoolyards, churchyards, backyards, early childhood outdoor spaces, and neighborhood parks.
allisonmosley
01:19:33
Can’t wait to share this with my family physician husband.
Sandi Olek, (she/her) MD DNR
01:20:00
Wow. That was great. Rock Creek was so impactful to me as a child
Lee Smith Bravender
01:20:20
Yes! Lots of research out there elucidating the benefits of outdoor recess time, unscripted recess on improved academic performance, on attention behavior.
Taryn D Smart
01:20:27
Rock Creek looks like a great park.
Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
01:20:46
@AllisonMosley Yay!
Diane Eakes
01:20:57
So true! This information needs to be shared with upper level administrators who make decisions for the amount of time for recess and allow outdoor learning.
Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
01:21:59
I think that when a physician prescribes time in nature, it can be in a child’s IEP
marlene
01:24:58
We have a creek in the back of our school that I and my coworker take the children to. They benefit from being outside and really love it.
Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
01:25:38
@marlene I love hearing that! The benefits are tremendous.
Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
01:26:46
I would love to hear more about the "happiness set point". Interesting!
Heather Quinn
01:26:48
since starting a nature-based in home preschool at my home/property, my life and health have improved exponentially!
Lauren Pathoumthong
01:26:52
Thank you!
Michele Bender
01:26:59
Thank you for that great presentation!
Laura
01:27:05
thank you
LINDSEY HIGGINBOTTOM
01:27:11
Thanks for this insight.
allisonmosley
01:27:12
Thank you! That was great
Taryn D Smart
01:27:17
Thank you great information.
Heather Quinn
01:27:19
Thank you.
Christiana Glab
01:27:24
Thank you!! That was great!
Gabrielle
01:27:29
Thank you!
Julie Trumbauer
01:27:42
Great info! Thank you!
allisonmosley
01:27:55
Do you come and speak to Drs ?
Kara Anderson
01:28:19
Thank you for the information- We love getting our children outdoors and experience nature and natural materials.
Becky Kim’s iPhone
01:28:27
It’s so encouraging to see more ways to get kids outside!
Lee Smith Bravender
01:28:48
inferred some research on biological functioning in connection with happiness set point ? — I’d love to learn more — the references, please.
Lindsey kleinberg
01:29:06
if you have a note or prescription from a doctor it can be incorporated into an IEP or 504 plan.
Shelli Scott
01:30:10
How were you able to get the connection to the curriculum? Everytime I try to make a connection with our schools, they view it as "One More Thing" to add in versus utilizing as the curriculum.Parks & Rec person here.
Lee Smith Bravender
01:30:16
Children & Nature Network is building an excellent database of this type of research.
Andrea Van Wyk
01:30:40
As a non-medical professional, how can we advocate for this work?
Shawn Moriarty
01:31:05
Thank you for the talk. As a Camp Director of a Nature Based Day Camp, I get to see the positive impact that time in nature has on children of all ages. And in many cases the kids then take their families on the same explorations that they got to do.
Mary Hardcastle
01:32:14
Baltimore has a toolkit for communities to hold a Park Rx type event https://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/special-programs/docs
Lindsey kleinberg
01:32:45
can someone become an advocate or local coordinator to review and parks to our areas ? we have extensive parks and outdoors areas in my region that are not listed.
abyrne
01:32:54
Ann Byrne, Crossway Montessori Forest School, Kensington, MD.
Amy Henry
01:33:26
We should all let our doctor's know about it.
Cory Cresiski
01:33:37
To echo Lindsey’s comment, I am not seeing many parks come up in the Search
allisonmosley
01:35:01
It looked like he had a form on the slide show that you can add a park!
allisonmosley
01:36:31
https://parkrxamerica.org/parks/ If you make an act you can add them it looks like
Lee Smith Bravender
01:38:10
contemporary pediatrics.com/view/nature-play-prescription-healthier-children
Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
01:38:21
Would retirement communities be of interest to list with Parks Rx?
allisonmosley
01:38:21
Will you speak to Drs at their lecture opportunities? My husband is in Family med
Taryn D Smart
01:40:25
The request to the retirement communities would be wonderful.
allisonmosley
01:40:31
Thank you!
Lee Smith Bravender
01:41:11
https://www.contemporarypediatrics.com/view/nature-play-prescription-healthier-children
Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
01:41:46
Many retirement communities have gardens, parks, and walking paths so doctors in those communities could certainly prescribe outdoor time!
Lee Smith Bravender
01:41:50
equity analysis! Yes!
Taryn D Smart
01:41:52
This information is very wonderful so many different benefits.
Elenor Hodges
01:43:15
I'm intrigued by connecting this model to corporate wellness programs. Is this a pathway to getting more funding for this great work?
Lauren Pathoumthong
01:43:57
Thank you! I have a few ideas on what I can do to spread the word about this in my community :D I will definitely be reaching out to get my park listed
Mary Hardcastle
01:43:57
Thanks, John!
Shelli Scott
01:44:06
Thanks, John! I emailed you!
Amy Henry
01:44:13
Thank you John.
marlene
01:44:35
thank you John
Kate Spigler
01:44:40
Thank you!
Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
01:44:50
I heard about a group that leads walks for Ward 8 seniors in Oxon Hill Park. Walking in a group really helps alleviate anxiety.
Liz Sobrino
01:44:55
Thank you!
Gloria Mikolajczyk
01:45:26
Thanks!
Beth Lenker - Sultana Education Foundation
01:45:38
Thank you!
Taryn D Smart
01:59:38
I also did a 5 minute exercise with my grandson and daughter.
Stephanie Yerkes
01:59:41
Love the idea of painting with leaves! I have tried painting with pine needles--lots of fun!'
Amy Henry
01:59:41
I enjoyed feeling the sun on my face and seeing the change int he leaes.
Jessica Fisher
01:59:58
painting rocks with the kids
Kirsten Mahoney-Director
02:00:05
I gathered a collection of rocks and dew soaked clovers, dandelions, and colts feet.
Elizabeth [Lisa] Brown
02:00:08
I noticed the dew on the leaves of the clover, giving it dimension. I tried to find a 4 leaf clover!
Tea K
02:00:13
stones, leaves and lavanda flowers in beautiful hug
tressa
02:00:24
That was so much fun! We have a lot of red leaves!
Angelina Pruto
02:00:27
I was able to find 2 four leaf clovers :)
Hayley Streeter
02:00:28
plenty of wonderful mud to work with!
Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
02:00:30
I found dew and seeds on my fennel plant, and my Crossvine is blooming again in October?!?
Maria Pia Chirinos’s iPhone
02:00:32
I gathered some different shapes/ sizes of sticks and leaves. so many different colors.
marlene
02:00:34
its beautiful outside now
Abigail Middleton
02:00:36
I observed at least six different perennial seeds in our perennial. I used the larger seeds and dried seed heads to make my face. I also observed the beautiful yellow leaves of the witch hazel.
Lauren Pathoumthong
02:00:47
It was a nice break :) I found some winterberries, leaves, and sticks. I realized that tulip poplar leaves look like cats so why not use them to make a cat?!
Taryn D Smart
02:00:53
I can't hear you Monica.
Becky Kim’s iPhone
02:01:05
lots of leaves and pine cones!
Naomi Sachs (Univ of MD)
02:01:26
Nice to see my colleague, Byoung-Suk! I miss seeing her every day on campus :-)
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
02:01:27
Taryn - Are you able to hear now?
Becky
02:01:31
so many leaves here in NH
Taryn D Smart
02:01:42
Yes, I can hear now thanks you.
Beth Lenker - Sultana Education Foundation
02:03:13
We made a turtle out of sticks and flowers we found on our walk.
Beth Lenker - Sultana Education Foundation
02:03:30
I sent a picture for anyone who wants to check it out. =)
Susan Sims
02:03:49
Redbud leaves and Red oak leaves are perfect for crowns and beards! :)
Shawn Moriarty Mass Audubon
02:04:04
Watched some families play on our Nature Play Area and watched some black capped chickadee and chipping sparrows on the feeders
Pam Yarrington
02:05:23
My yard is full of birds — they are loving this foggy morning!
RK1
02:05:56
my favorite spaces were urban vacant lots.
Taryn D Smart
02:05:59
It is rainy here but the grass is certainly a pretty green color.
Lindsay McDermott
02:06:33
I was surprised to see how misty and foggy it still was outside. I noticed it was extra quiet. Lots of drops hanging on the tips of leaves.
Heather Quinn
02:07:17
I gathered twigs and made a spiderweb.
Taryn D Smart
02:16:17
I love that one slide they painted leaves on the building, nice!
marlene
02:17:25
I plant with the children every year. they really enjoy it
Beth Simmons (she/her/hers)
02:17:25
Love this! I wish more infants had access to outdoor play!
Taryn D Smart
02:17:54
Yes, the infants love to explore in the grass.
Lauren Pathoumthong
02:18:11
I have a 2 year old and all of this speaks to my heart. She gets so so much of being outside and just playing freely
Elizabeth [Lisa] Brown
02:19:07
We have herbs, vegetables, and flowers in planter boxes on our playground.
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
02:19:09
www.nwf.org/echo
Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
02:19:27
www.nwf.org/echo
Chanie Feldman
02:19:36
Thanks Liz - what incredible resources!!
Elizabeth [Lisa] Brown
02:19:45
Thank you!
Amy Henry
02:19:48
Thanks you Liz
Laura Taylor
02:19:48
is this slide on website?
Ana Jimenez
02:19:49
Thank you
Gabrielle
02:19:52
Thank you!
Alex
02:19:56
Thank you!
tressa
02:20:02
Thank you
Helen
02:20:02
thank you
Julie Trumbauer
02:20:12
Thank you, Liz! Great information!
Jeanne Stafford
02:20:13
Thank you!
shira
02:20:13
Liz, thank you! Inspiring. Will contact you.
Lee Smith Bravender
02:21:35
I want to learn more! Thank you!
Tea K
02:22:06
Mrs. Liz thank you from the heart and thank you all precious souls.
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
02:22:16
Here are the COVID resources that Liz mentioned: https://www.nwf.org/echo/covid
Helen
02:22:51
did not get the name of the school...I live close to arlington
Amy Henry
02:23:12
First Baptist Church of Clarendon
Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
02:23:15
First Baptist Church of Clarendon
Helen
02:23:36
thank you
Liz Sobrino
02:32:07
For Jason, Did you organize the loose parts? Or did the children create the path with the logs.
Lynn Faulkner
02:32:23
Maneuvering the loose parts that is all of life all we need to know
Art
02:34:14
our children love to design art structures stacking rocks.
Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
02:34:42
Love the market days idea! Fantastic!
Lynn Faulkner
02:34:56
Ditto and the local chef too!
Lindsay McDermott
02:34:58
I love that the community is involved as well... connection
Kim Seoni
02:35:20
What was the Father’s Day idea that gave mom’s the night off?
Taryn D Smart
02:35:23
I love that you have incorporated community involvement.
Art
02:35:43
We have 22 acres...we have a FAN club for discovering the woods. Families Appreciating Nature.
Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
02:36:07
"FAN" Club?! Another brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing!
Lee Smith Bravender
02:36:42
children and mapping are a great partnership!
Lindsay McDermott
02:36:54
FAN club... genius!
Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
02:36:57
Yes, the mapping piece is also wonderful.
Julie Trumbauer
02:37:28
Thank you! You have done wonderful things!
Art
02:37:31
We love paint swatches from Home Depot. We have them on a ring and match the colors with things found in nature.
Lee Smith Bravender
02:37:32
cleaning protocols? yes, what are folks doing?
Taryn D Smart
02:37:42
Thank you very informative.
Jeanne Stafford
02:37:43
Thank you!
Mimi
02:37:44
these were amazing ideas. Love the cooking with parents
Elizabeth [Lisa] Brown
02:37:55
Thank you!
Gloria Mikolajczyk
02:37:55
thanks to Jason and Liz!
shira
02:37:57
Jason do you and your program offer professional development?
Kim Seoni
02:38:02
Jason, lovely and inspiring!
Rena Dubensky
02:38:14
Wonderful presentations! Can you speak to how you handle risky play fears with parents?
Gloria Mikolajczyk
02:38:28
and Byoung!
kstahl
02:38:33
Jason, you noted that some older kids use the space occasionally. What adaptions to a space can you make that allows children of varying ages to still benefit and stay engaged?
Patti Smith
02:38:46
cant wait to implement market days!!
Lee Smith Bravender
02:38:56
Lucky kiddos! They have a great teacher and community!
Ashley Campbell
02:39:13
do you leave everything out everyday or do you have shed or place to put things away?
Tea K
02:39:28
Thank you Jason.
Sandi Olek, (she/her) MD DNR
02:39:45
Liz.. how do you work with the schools on curriculum and how to use the spaces?
Rena Dubensky
02:39:48
Question for Liz - Can you speak a little more about your collaboration with NAEYC and including nature learning in your QRIS?
Liz Houston
02:39:52
https://www.nwf.org/ECHO/Connect/Professional-Development
Amy Henry
02:39:58
It's great that you invest in your staff for PD
tressa
02:41:17
We do International Mud day and it is AWESOME! Is there a link to you and your school if I have additional questions since we are in the beginning phase of setting up our outdoor classroom in the upcoming weeks and we similar in the school environment.
Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
02:42:00
Yes, International Mud Day is a fun way to bring in families! June 29 is Mud Day each year. :)
Art
02:42:01
I think Mud Day is wonderful!
Lauren Pathoumthong
02:42:48
I'm thinking we need to do something with Mud Day! Thank you for the idea :)
Lee Smith Bravender
02:43:06
I’m curious: Jason indicated he is the Environmental Education director. How is EE incorporated across all curriculum at FBCC CDC? Thanks!
shira
02:44:18
wonderful. thank you
Mimi
02:45:26
HI ROSE
Natalie Cohen (She/Her)
02:45:26
Heyyy Rose :)
Naomi Sachs (Univ of MD)
02:46:28
www.healinglandscapes.org
Shawn Moriarty Mass Audubon
02:46:48
Hello Naomi! Have fun sis.
Ana Jimenez
02:48:00
Hello
Naomi Sachs (Univ of MD)
02:49:01
Thank you, brother Shawn!
tressa
02:49:07
Been there many times and LOVE Irvin Nature Center!
Ms. Sharon
02:49:23
Even co-teachers have these fears.
Heather Quinn
02:50:28
share stick safety through made up stories.
Taryn D Smart
02:50:49
You can help with many of the fears as you observe and know your children.
Gloria Mikolajczyk
02:51:13
how do you deal with child with bees allergy, for example. Do you rely on notification from parents of child…are there outdoor places/plants etc that do not attract “bees..”
Naomi Sachs (Univ of MD)
02:52:32
An old saying: “There is no bad weather, just the wrong clothing” ;-)
tressa
02:52:51
Absolutely!
Ms. Sharon
02:52:54
YES NAOMI!!!
Lauren Pathoumthong
02:53:07
Thats a quote we're really going to live by moving into the winter with COVID :D
Alex
02:53:07
Love that, Naomi!
Kim Seoni
02:53:54
Agreed, Lauren! Us too.
tressa
02:53:56
They have a couple apps out there were you can take a picture and it tells you...which is awesome because I certainly do not have all the answers
Shawn Moriarty Mass Audubon
02:53:56
I teach that quote even in my adult classes and to camp staff. Never to old to learn that knowledge.
John Shafer, CIM - VA
02:54:14
"Lets explore this together"
Rena Dubensky
02:54:38
I agree with everything you say. Children need to experience risk in order to grow their abilities and self-confidence. We are programmed to need risk, after all babies take on risk when they learn to walk. But regulations, particularly in Maryland, reflect the fear factor and I would suggest, even try to absence any possibility of risky play.
Ms. Sharon
02:54:42
What are the names of the apps for identification?
Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
02:54:44
That was great Rose! Thank you.
Amy Henry
02:54:51
SEEK and iNaturalist are both good apps for ID
Lauren Pathoumthong
02:55:20
Yes, I've been using those apps a lot and sharing it with groups every chance I can
Amy Henry
02:56:27
Thank you Rose
Lynn Faulkner
02:56:50
Girl Scouts love the Seek app and another is Picture this app for plants
Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
02:56:54
iNaturalist is wonderful!
Angelina Pruto
03:01:19
I've always seen bugs as a great tool for children to learn how to care about and care for living creatures.
Lee Smith Bravender
03:01:32
Hey, my organization is reading Dr Finney’s book as a book discussion this month!
Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
03:02:08
Dr. Finney has a wonderful Ted talk as well!
Naomi Sachs (Univ of MD)
03:03:53
You right, Monica!
Lindsey kleinberg
03:04:06
sustainable Brooklyn had a great talk about this, it also incorporated the pain, and attachment of land to grief for the BIPOC population that being in nature included healing first
TAH
03:04:25
what is Naomi's email again
Naomi Sachs (Univ of MD)
03:04:55
nsachs@umd.edu
Naomi Sachs (Univ of MD)
03:05:15
Article on John Muir: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2020/07/22/liberal-progressive-racist-sierra-club-faces-its-white-supremacist-history/?fbclid=IwAR0xPmwdCNgr3OIWuBpMawmgqJVekVKFZn7R1SjQRDDoYBAaUtUaoppd5CA
Naomi Sachs (Univ of MD)
03:05:44
EXCELLENT anti-racism and the outdoors resource: https://www.findingnature.org/post/anti-racism-in-the-outdoors-resources-related-to-inclusion-diversity-equity-access
Taryn D Smart
03:06:38
Naomi, is the book author Caroline Finney?
Shawn Moriarty Mass Audubon
03:07:21
Rose-who is the dissertation's author?
Lee Smith Bravender
03:07:26
Dr Ellen Sandseter?
Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
03:07:34
Yes, Sandseter.
Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
03:07:46
Helen Tovey has a great deal of risky play research as well.
shira
03:07:47
How do you spell name of risky play researcher?
Lida Lawrence
03:07:51
Do you have any children’s books which can be read to help children and teachers understand what animals/plants to touch and what to watch or avoid. Our children want to touch everything and voraciously hunt for toads, salamanders and turtles. They turn over stones everywhere. I’m trying to give them guidance to keep the woods safe for both the children and wildlife.
Lauren Pathoumthong
03:08:05
I love this!
Hayley Streeter
03:08:21
love this! learning risk management is vital, how do we convince parents na more nervous teachers?
Colleen Gleason
03:08:28
Ive seen more incidents on a trampoline than trees!
Art
03:08:41
PSU has a continuing ed. class on Adventurous Play. I found it very helpful.
Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
03:09:06
Children's books: The Salamander Room and The Hike are both great.
Lee Smith Bravender
03:09:09
PSU?
Taryn D Smart
03:09:19
Yes, that class on Adventurous Play is absolutely great.
Art
03:09:21
Penn State
Lindsay McDermott
03:09:23
rolling down the hill/ spinning so good for the vestibular system
Naomi Sachs (Univ of MD)
03:09:24
The Natural Learning Initiative and Children & Nature Network both have excellent resources on risk and play and benefits
Gloria Mikolajczyk
03:09:36
swiss army knife?
Rena Dubensky
03:10:28
Hand cranked drills are great too
Michele Bender
03:10:33
We use small hammers in our preschool program.
Lynn Faulkner
03:11:30
Will the chat be saved and sent as a doc for the attendees?
Art
03:11:33
We have a family campfire picnic in Spring and Fall. Nothing like cooking outdoors.
Lee Smith Bravender
03:12:15
I knew a child who said “ooh la la” when he saw a soil knife. He had an infinity for dangerous tools.
Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
03:12:23
We spend a great deal of time examining risk management during our Nature-Based Teacher Certification courses (www.erafans.org/teacher-certification).
Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
03:13:10
Antioch University New England has a graduate certificate in Nature-based Early Childhood. At this point it is all virtual and going surprisingly well. There is a weeklong class on managing risk taught by Ann Stires of the Juniper Hill School in Maine.
Rena Dubensky
03:15:30
Angela Hanscom, pediatric occupational therapist, delivers a great TED talk about the importance of movement and outdoor play for children
Rose Brusaferro
03:15:41
Oooh la la is hilarious!
Christie Bierlein (CELCIS, Western Michigan Univ)
03:16:53
I would love more information about how other programs who are in areas with a lot of deer ticks/Lyme handle this risk.
Rose Brusaferro
03:17:28
Ellen Sanseter (2010)
Lindsay McDermott
03:17:49
So true- positive nature experiences fostering a love and stewardship for the Earth that will only continue to grow as they grow
John Shafer, CIM - VA
03:19:45
Research on nature play = nature connection in later life said early nature interaction was manipulative and destructive. Meaning digging, damming streams, smashing plants and picking leaves, etc. is part of it so we need to allow spaces to explore in that way.
Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
03:20:19
Here is a link to the Antioch graduate certificate in Nature-based Early Childhood: https://www.antioch.edu/new-england/degrees-programs/education/nature-based-early-childhood-education-certificate/
Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
03:21:06
I love these models, Rose!
Naomi Sachs (Univ of MD)
03:21:11
Christie, I wonder if there is a group that addresses this? I would love to know about them!
Lee Smith Bravender
03:21:25
John, I agree. That’s the research I’ve read.
Lindsey kleinberg
03:22:43
is there some way the presenters can provide a list of education/schools and concentrations for those of us who want to continue on with certifications or higher Ed?
Kate Vogel (she/her/hers)
03:22:54
I did NOT know mosquitos were pollinators... thank you so much for that information, I already feel the shift happening!
Liz Sobrino
03:23:04
Could the panelists speak to John's comments. I think a lot of us try to teach respect for nature and how can damming, picking leaves, etc. be done in a way that doesn't have lasting negative impacts?
Rena Dubensky
03:23:09
So true! Same for spiders and how beneficial they are!
Heather Quinn
03:23:37
YES, ROSE!!!!
Heather Quinn
03:24:01
we call ourselves earth ambassadors!!!
Lauren Pathoumthong
03:24:15
Yes! To everything you just said, Rose! :)
Taryn D Smart
03:24:25
Yes, we are the ambassadors of the earth.
Rena Dubensky
03:24:56
The Biophilia Bunch
Diane Eakes
03:24:58
Fantastic presentation!
Taryn D Smart
03:25:21
I enjoyed the information presented.
Shawn Moriarty Mass Audubon
03:25:30
Thank you Rose and Naomi! Wonderful information!
Ana Jimenez
03:25:56
This was a wonderful presentation! Thank you.
Lindsay McDermott
03:26:41
To John's point on the research I can see the benefits of cause and effect... seeing how pounding, daming effect the area or going through the motions of the process create a connection. I have never really thought about it through this lens before. Thought provoking.
tressa
03:26:46
Very insightful information! Thank you so much Naomi and Rose!!
RK1
03:26:48
thank you for articulating this.I have always felt this way but did'nt know how to describe it.
Gloria Mikolajczyk
03:26:49
inspiring - both of you! good info
Susan Sims
03:26:54
Thank you Rose and Naomi - So grateful to have the chance to hear your perspectives. Very inspired by your brilliance and passion for nature education - THANK YOU!
Liz Sobrino
03:27:03
Thank you to all the panelists. Great information.
Alison.Pearce
03:27:37
As the person also responsible for restoration at our nature sanctuary, I'm also wondering if folks have experience addressing the potential ecological damage - soil compaction, understory growth removal - of free play in the woods.
Sandi Olek, (she/her) MD DNR
03:27:47
So inspring. Thans to both of you!!
Mimi
03:27:50
I'M
Maria Pia Chirinos
03:27:50
Thank you for this, this was really helpful for somebody that is not a fan of bugs. LOve to teach about them but good to have the resources now to implement on my teaching.
Kate Vogel (she/her/hers)
03:27:56
Amazing!
Lauren Pathoumthong
03:27:57
Very inspiring! Thank you both so much!
Gavin Hymes
03:28:05
thanks so much!
Lindsay McDermott
03:28:10
Thank you!!!
Angelina Pruto
03:28:12
Thank you both so much!
Naomi Sachs (Univ of MD)
03:28:17
Thank YOU!
Rena Dubensky
03:28:17
Excellent! Thanks so much!
Tea K
03:28:25
Thank you from a heart.
Debra Lambert
03:28:27
Thanks you to both speakers!
Lee Smith Bravender
03:28:27
Thank you!!
Julie Trumbauer
03:28:37
Thanks- such great insight!
John Shafer, CIM - VA
03:29:14
Thanks for including Rose & Naomi's piece in the agenda today.
lisa.watt
03:29:25
is there a way to click the link on the slide?
Rose Brusaferro
03:29:35
Thank you so much for listening everyone, enjoy the rest of your day!
Felix James-Nevison
03:29:41
Where is Rose doing research? Thank you!
Sandi Olek, (she/her) MD DNR
03:29:47
They will be in the chat
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
03:29:48
Elijah E. Cummings Nature Play Space, Druid Heights, Baltimore City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dao3S8wtkY4&t=11sIrvine Outdoor Classroom, Owings Mills, Baltimore County: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjrM4VQ45nk&feature=youtu.beBeth El Nature Play Space, Alexandria, Virginia: https://youtu.be/bxttiKF1-1EFalls Church Episcopal Day School, Falls Church, Virginia: https://youtu.be/8M2Mx4FhiVY
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
03:30:24
You can help understand how people use nature play spaces by taking this quick survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGXgDj5vx8650VEKg_OBX5ue9kuhLkhjrFx2TUFNhSVyJTdg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Jessica Fisher
03:30:24
thank you!loving this conference.see you in a liitle bit
Alison.Pearce
03:30:30
survey link doesn't seem to work - not a hot link
4. Kate Vogel (she/her/hers)
05:14:47
For those of you who were in breakout 4 -- thanks so much Michelle and Briget, fantastic presentations I learned so much! You can contact Michelle at: mbyron4@gmail.com and you can contact Briget at: solarsea@comcast.net
3 Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
05:23:55
Here is the script that Gloria used for “How to Heal Yourself in Nature” by Mark Coleman of Spirit Rock Meditation Center link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xJn-2vQeRafLX5HPupAGU2oUBTH7gyrQ5SUyLgWHVpI/edit?usp=sharing
4. Briget
05:24:37
Thank you Gloria - I feel better!
Sandi Olek
05:25:00
Thanks Gloria!
Christiana Glab
05:25:01
That was great.. thank you!
4-Heather Quinn
05:25:10
lovely!
4 - Gloria Mikolajczyk
05:26:00
how would I stop sharing my screen
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
05:26:10
Gloria - You've stopped
4 - Gloria Mikolajczyk
05:26:29
Very Good Thank you!
2 carpenter
05:29:17
I have an odd question — if your program has an outside emphasis, do you provide outdoor weather gear or stipend etc. for your faculty?
1 Elizabeth [Lisa] Brown
05:35:29
Hello Hilary!!
1 Lee Smith Bravender
05:43:15
2 carpenter: that’s a great question, especially acknowledging that early childcare professionals are not well compensated.
Melissa Diamond
05:43:26
can you elaborate on what you mean when you say water “approved” to walk in?
3 Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
05:46:24
Here is a sample Maintenance Plan that I create for my design clients: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E-nBZI1wNNopmPdfbufpEgEUIvZjG35P/view?usp=sharing
3 Sarah Sinclair
05:46:30
the animal visitors are the best part
Lauren Pathoumthong
05:46:32
Thank you! Those were all great points to think about
1 Tea K
05:48:12
deeply grateful
tressa
05:49:40
Where can you get free tree stumps?
tressa
05:50:11
Great idea!
3 Sarah Sinclair
05:50:20
tressa, many local arborists will gladly provide free tree rounds
3 Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
05:50:29
@ tressa— make friends with an arborist or tree company! They often have to pay to put it in a landfill and will happily drop it off at your school.
tressa
05:51:08
Nancy will absolutely do!
1 Jami Morrs
05:51:23
Any ideas how to prevent erosion?
3 Sarah Sinclair
05:51:59
soil compaction can also be a maintenance issue in areas that are high traffic. in winter, we aerate all of our play areas and paths.
1 - Amanda Knight (she/her)
05:52:37
my roommate found a local tree removal company through facebook marketplace looking to get rid of trees, so online resources are great! online neighborhood platforms as well.
3 Sarah Sinclair
05:52:46
hey everyone, using the Best Mangement Practices that your local agricultural extensions have in place for livestock can easily carry over to human trafficking area!
Ali Culhane
05:52:46
We do aeration as well and focus on native plantings in areas with erosion.
1 Jami Morrs
05:52:49
thank you
3 Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
05:52:50
Plant plants with dense roots in areas that are eroding. Then put steppers in for paths or steps to protect soil from foot traffic
tressa
05:53:17
Thank you Amanda!
1 - Liz Sobirno
05:53:18
I haven't heard any discussion about birds. Do nature play spaces include bird feeders, flowers/plants that
3 jillian storms
05:54:33
QUESTION: Can one obtain clover seed or how does one encourage this type of ground cover? Can it be replanted from other locations?
4-Heather Quinn
05:55:53
depending on age, kids LOVE to take ownership and help maintain. part of the day
3 Sarah Sinclair
05:56:18
clover seed is easily picked up online, in home improvement stores, and at your local livestock feed store.
1 Elizabeth [Lisa] Brown
05:56:55
yes, we do have feeders but they can attract mice and such {other than birds}
3 Sarah Sinclair
05:58:36
I agree with Elizabeth that feeders are great but can attract rats if you are in an urban setting. our space is just a third acre, and we have over 30 species of birds at any given time because we’ve planted for habitat and food sources (seed producing plants, nectar rich plants, leave leaf litter for insects)
4 lindsey Kleinberg
05:59:03
try planting a legume us cover crop to help to grow your soil microbial life checkout Rodale institute the garden store is found online.they sell seeds online too for clover, peas and oats, and alfalfa
1 Lee Smith Bravender
05:59:52
I’d love to know about an inexpensive sail shade!
Hilary Roberts-King
06:00:32
We used an army surplus parachute for a temporary shade sail
3 Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
06:00:33
Shade sails are available on Amazon
2 - Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
06:01:51
Yes, bird feeders are wonderful, depending on the location. I like to consider this "wildlife support". We include opportunities to feed wildlife, provide brush piles or bug hotels, water or ponds, bird houses/roosts/bat boxes, and native plants/gardens. What you incorporate certainly depends on your unique conditions, but all can offer important ways to provide caretaking and observation opportunities.
4-Heather Quinn
06:03:04
Facebook marketplace is a great resource.
3 Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
06:03:14
The type of wood you use for stumps and logs in the play space matters— wood like cedar and locust are the most long-lived
3 Sarah Sinclair
06:03:49
I found some cheap shade sails at Lidl this summer. great quality and super cheap.
3 Lida Lawrence
06:04:08
Where did the water pump come from for ordering?
3 Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
06:04:29
The pump is from Bison Pumps
Allison Mosley
06:04:51
Genius!
Ali Culhane
06:05:22
We have some classes that do that too, Jillian. It is a great lesson for our first graders who learn about birds.
3 Sarah Sinclair
06:05:26
I think everyone can guess this, but fresh pine stumps for sitting are no good
1 Elizabeth Marcello
06:05:43
I've heard black walnut lasts (but may be pricey)
3 Sarah Sinclair
06:05:49
LOTS of sap on clothes. we use hardwood and cedar.
3 Taryn D Smart
06:05:56
What is best to type of dirt use for mud play area.
2-kstahl
06:06:23
Any tips for creating a space that can function as both a "traditional" classroom while maintaining some of the free play components of the play spaces?
1. Lindsay McDermott
06:06:29
Although it is not a "natural" looking pump the pumps that attach to the 5 gallon bottles that go on water coolers are great for little hands... search heavy duty drinking water pump on amzon... only 10$
Melanie Parker
06:07:11
One of early speakers recommended keeping bark on; I thought that would increase the speed for decomposing - thoughts?
1 John S
06:07:17
Do you see any movement toward planning outdoor learning spaces in new construction?
Rhonda Pollock
06:07:47
I have parent who is an arborist, giving me an endless supply of stumps, logs etc. I would suggest checking in with your local DPW or other public agencies that take down hazard trees etc. they may even have mulch/wood chips to share for free
John Shafer, CIM - VA
06:08:02
Another wood source for benches, etc. is a sustainable teak company in Costa Rico https://reforestteak.com/our-mission/
2 Gavin H.
06:08:15
does anyone have experience with making a temporary greenhouse as an outside play space?
3 Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
06:08:18
In the spaces I do we try to remove bark and put gravel for drainage underneath logs (with soft wood chips over the gravel). Both of these extend the life
2 - Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
06:08:34
Keeping bark on will cause the logs to rot sooner because critters want to hide and eat under the bark. This is a huge PLUS if you want the children to find beetles! But yes, they will decompose faster which can make maintenance tough.
Melanie Parker
06:09:06
Thanks Monika!
2 - Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
06:09:10
LOL! Nancy I love our different angles! :)
Melanie Parker
06:09:11
what material for the ground would you suggest that is ADA compliant
2 carpenter
06:09:17
Melanie, we keep the bark on as the children also love using simple tools to remove sometimes, but we also have a lot of logs and resources as we are surrounded by forest so we can easily replace
Kim Seoni
06:10:03
John, thanks for the resource. Very much appreciate all of you who’ve participated in educating us about nature space and play!
Alison.Pearce
06:10:43
On ADA compliance -- look up Federal Access Board guidelines for outdoor accessibility. Likely you don't need ADA compliance as for buildings. Bonded gravel is what we are using at Woodend. But you can achieve accessibility with compacted trails and crushed stone.
Alison.Pearce
06:11:42
to see what I mean by bonded gravel look up Klingstone.
Gloria Mikolajczyk
06:11:52
I believe there is a rubber surface that can be accessible
tressa
06:12:06
Do you have any resources on the licensing aspect of creating an outdoor classroom in Baltimore County?
Alison.Pearce
06:12:10
Flexipave -- they have rubber and stone combination
Gloria Mikolajczyk
06:12:19
Thank you!!
2 - Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
06:13:33
Check out the Seattle Children's PlayGarden for ideas on accessibly outdoor play spaces.
Melissa Diamond
06:13:33
I’d love more information about considerations for meeting licensing requirements when starting outdoor classrooms
3 jillian storms
06:14:33
ADA outdoors: https://www.fs.usda.gov/sites/default/files/Accessibility-Guide-Book.pdf
3 Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
06:14:45
Thank you Hilary and Ali— that was a great conversation!!
John Shafer, CIM - VA
06:14:46
We will be using engineered wood fiber for ADA surfaces in the education/play space.
3 Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
06:15:27
Compacted EWF is a good accessible surface. I also use concrete with leaf prints
4 lindsey Kleinberg
06:15:35
I think we’ve visited that Seattle play space. if it’s the one I thinking of they embraced risky play. there are extremely high climbing set ups.
Ali Culhane
06:15:38
Thank you, Fred and Monica!
3 Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
06:15:57
A plug for my book- “Nature Play at Home: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children to the Natural World” It has lots of child-friendly plant lists, DIY projects and photos of nature play. Available wherever books are sold.
3 jillian storms
06:15:59
Also U.S. Access Board's 2005 Summary of Accessibility Guidelines for Play Areas: www.access-board.gov/attachments/article/1369/play-guide.pdf
3 jillian storms
06:16:45
There is also the Public Playground Safety Handbook published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: www.cpsc.gov/s3fs-public/325.pdf
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06:17:21
I can listen only...experiencing technical difficulties
1 - Diane Eakes
06:18:39
1- Diane
Alison.Pearce
06:18:46
We considered bonded woodcarpet for accessible trails, but saw at Catoctin that they did not hold up.
Bobby 1
06:18:53
thank you for the great program today but i need to leave.
tressa
06:19:05
Tressa 3
Becky
06:19:10
Becky 1
Becky
06:19:15
no, 6!
Bobby 1
06:19:24
can i do a survey another way since i cannot stay?
1-Ana Jimenez
06:19:39
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abyrne
06:19:51
Ann 5
3-Kathrine Schatz
06:19:55
3
Becky
06:20:16
i must have missed how you do that..
Kim Seoni
06:20:39
5 Kim Seoni
5 Jessica Fisher
06:20:43
I want to be in more than 1 :D
Maram A
06:21:11
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6-Becky
06:21:14
got it! thank you!!
Tressa 1
06:21:36
Tressa1 3
Laura Ewing 3
06:21:45
my name is infornt of my number
3 charlotte walters
06:22:18
can I switch after 30 min?
4
06:22:20
keeps reconnecting
3 shira
06:22:56
Canyou please switch me to room 3?
5 - MiMI Dang
06:23:51
5
Tressa 1
06:23:54
I need break room 3
5 Jason Cangelosi
06:23:55
Jason to 5 please
Tressa 1
06:23:55
sorry
6 - Christie Bierlein
06:23:56
6
Tressa 1
07:14:33
Charlotte...thank you so much will do!!!
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
07:14:59
Survey for chat: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRYwZKUfOGaOCiqR5r7Cx0CwOknivhx-FGN1nUftIno4RL3g/viewform?usp=sf_linkMSDE Assessment link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdg-iuX6WytVuOGPW03ZBsaY6k_5BnqV_s77MvJXiRVvMTWiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
3 Lee Smith Bravender
07:15:08
This has been a really fantastic conference. Thank you! I especially appreciate that it was free — my organization has a hiring and spending freeze. I would not have been able to attend, had there been conference fees. Also, I am desperate for colleagues as I am the only one who does this work at my workplace. Thank you!
4- Melanie Parker
07:15:32
The MSDE one says we need permission - may need to change the permissions!!
4 Katie Fox
07:15:33
Says MSDE - I need permission.
3 Jeanne Stafford(she/her)
07:15:40
The MSDE says that I need permission
3 Laura Ewing
07:15:48
if just need Clock hours, click on the first link?
1 Stacy Knott
07:16:01
If we are getting core of knowledge hours for child care do I take the assessment or the survey?
3 - Rita Wang
07:16:04
I agree with Lee - this has been fantastic! Thank you all so much!
5-Yolonda
07:16:31
how do I get to the survey and assessment?
5 Amy Henry
07:16:45
Lee, we're so glad you could join us today and glad we could offer it free of charge and allow you to chat with other like minded folks
1 Margo King
07:16:48
have to take both if need MSDE OR JUST DO THE survey
4- Melanie Parker
07:16:49
Connecting with new resources and ideas!!
6 - Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
07:16:50
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRYwZKUfOGaOCiqR5r7Cx0CwOknivhx-FGN1nUftIno4RL3g/viewform?usp=sf_link
3 - Melissa R. Boykin
07:16:54
it is asking for access to this site
5 Ann Fultz
07:16:56
Great info!! Thank you all.
6- Gabrielle Lowry
07:16:58
A great list of resources and references
Tressa 1
07:16:59
Is there a minimum time frame to complete these?
3 Lida Lawrence
07:17:01
New ideas for water play!
3 Jeanne Stafford(she/her)
07:17:02
a lot of great resources! thank you!
Shira D Kulok
07:17:05
Involving parents and teachers in planning process
1 Michele Bender
07:17:06
Yes, it works now.
3 Pamela Smith
07:17:07
There are a lot of great folks out there trying to get kids outdoors!
5 lindsey Kleinberg
07:17:09
Looking in unlikely places for grant money or corporate sponsorship
abyrne
07:17:11
Great group of new friends learning in the outdoors! Thank you for setting this up!
Carolyn Setash
07:17:16
Building a play space can be affordable!
Tressa 1
07:17:17
I only ask because I am going to have to do carpool at 4
1 Stacy Knott
07:17:17
I believe my favorite part was discussing the ParkRX. We are always looking for ways to promote teacher's health and this is another connection to it.
Angelina Pruto
07:17:19
My moments during this conference were thinking of the winter time and such and how to winterize our stuff and as well pack up outdoor classrooms. And also Mud Day I love that idea!
3- Julie Trumbauer
07:17:23
Ways to prepare parents and teachers address concerns for risky play.
3-John Shafer, CIM - VA
07:17:32
Our agency blocks google docs so I'll fill out from home later.
1-LINDSEY HIGGINBOTTOM
07:17:38
The outdoor break this morning forced me to think creatively about utilizing nature to make things. I took photos of my experience and sent it to the staff I work with as a new idea.
1 - Taryn D Smart
07:17:46
I am not sure how to complete this survery or assessment.
1marlene
07:17:50
where is the link
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
07:17:54
Survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRYwZKUfOGaOCiqR5r7Cx0CwOknivhx-FGN1nUftIno4RL3g/viewform
3-Elizabeth [Lisa] Brown~ Lisa
07:18:00
I like the idea of using a wood plank as a roadway, after painting it black with a white dotted line.
6 - Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
07:18:01
MSDE Assessment linkhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdg-iuX6WytVuOGPW03ZBsaY6k_5BnqV_s77MvJXiRVvMTWiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
4 Sarah Sinclair
07:18:03
my AHA moment was just realizing that Maryland is so much further ahead in outdoor education programs and licensing these programs than Virginia is. !
Shira D Kulok
07:18:05
Risky play was also great discussion
6- Allison Mosley
07:18:08
Using hardwoods for play spaces and not softwoods, looking for pinch hazards.
4 Katie Fox
07:18:08
I like the idea of starting with simple ideas to incorporate in the spaces we have.
3 - Melissa R. Boykin
07:18:16
can I have the link to the assessment it is not allowing me to gain access???
4 Gloria Mikolajczyk
07:18:20
Nature - even with all its imperfections, bumps , spots, jags, is still valuable and whole. This includes 2-legged creatures.
3-Kathrine Schatz
07:18:25
I am looking forward to adding new materials to our prexisting outdoor music wall after being inspired from all of the great discussions we listened to today!
1 - Mary Hardcastle
07:18:28
My word is “gratitude” for the people serving families during this challenging time.
3 Lindsay McDermott
07:18:32
Excited to try to add a water feature to our space. It has been wonderful to collaborate with energized educators and supporters of nature play. I really enjoyed delving into the risk vs benefit discussion. Thank you!
3-John Shafer, CIM - VA
07:18:32
Ouch on the MD to VA slam:)
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
07:18:35
Survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRYwZKUfOGaOCiqR5r7Cx0CwOknivhx-FGN1nUftIno4RL3g/viewform
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
07:18:38
MSDE Assessment linkhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdg-iuX6WytVuOGPW03ZBsaY6k_5BnqV_s77MvJXiRVvMTWiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
6 - Lauren Pathoumthong
07:18:40
Getting connected to the Nature Rx program and realizing even more that nature preschools are in such high demand. It makes me even more motivated to look into it for the site I'm working at. Today has been so great, thank you all so much!! :D
3 - Melissa R. Boykin
07:18:50
got it
1 Stacy Knott
07:19:01
Do we have to complete assessment right now or can we break and take it in a moment?
Kim Seoni
07:19:05
It was really interesting to hear about Parks Rx! That is such a great idea for holistic health and I’m looking forward to learning more!
1-LINDSEY HIGGINBOTTOM
07:19:16
The MSDE is not presenting as a link to click.
6
07:19:35
If you can provide another link for the survey since Fx. Co will not allow google docs
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
07:19:41
MSDE Assessment: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdg-iuX6WytVuOGPW03ZBsaY6k_5BnqV_s77MvJXiRVvMTWiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
6
07:20:17
thanks
1marlene
07:20:24
im having trouble
4. Kate Vogel (she/her/hers)
07:20:41
Monica's email for word doc: director@erafans.org
1 - Taryn D Smart
07:20:55
I will need them emailed to me to complete both survey and assessment to complete them.
6 - Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
07:21:13
director@erafans.org
5 Jessica Fisher
07:21:17
i filled, i learn a lot today .LOved this day thanks to everybody
4. Kate Vogel (she/her/hers)
07:21:50
Survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRYwZKUfOGaOCiqR5r7Cx0CwOknivhx-FGN1nUftIno4RL3g/viewformMSDE Assessment linkhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdg-iuX6WytVuOGPW03ZBsaY6k_5BnqV_s77MvJXiRVvMTWiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Holly Gallagher (she/her) National Wildlife Federation
07:22:53
MSDE Assessment link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdg-iuX6WytVuOGPW03ZBsaY6k_5BnqV_s77MvJXiRVvMTWiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
4 Erin
07:23:00
can we get a certificate for click hours
4 Erin
07:23:03
clock
5 lindsey Kleinberg
07:23:19
will we get a certificate of participation after the zoom
3- Julie Trumbauer
07:24:06
I was taking my test and the google assessment just disappeared and brought me back to the meeting. can I get back in?
3 Jeanne Stafford(she/her)
07:24:40
when you change to full screen it bumps you back.
3- Julie Trumbauer
07:25:08
okay, thanks!
4. Kate Vogel (she/her/hers)
07:26:28
You're amazing Monica!
3 Jeanne Stafford(she/her)
07:27:10
that is so lovely!!!
Rena Dubensky
07:27:16
Love that Monica. Can you send?
1marlene
07:27:25
monica I just sent you an email
Pam Yarrington
07:27:25
After spending every day for so many months with barely a moment of not thinking about covid, this was a much needed respite to reset my mind to what is important in education.
6 - Lauren Pathoumthong
07:27:26
I love that <3
3 - Laura Taylor
07:27:26
Thanks for a fun day!
3-John Shafer, CIM - VA
07:27:38
Great Opportunity. THANKS!!!
1 - Taryn D Smart
07:27:42
I have had a great day and learned so much. Have a great evening.
4-Christiana Glab
07:27:46
Thank you all this was great!
2 -Fred Mason III
07:27:49
Thanks everyone!!!
1 Tammy Maskulyak
07:27:50
thank you!
3 Gavin H.
07:27:52
thanks so much!
5 Amy Henry
07:27:53
Thank you everyone. It was a lovely and inspiring day.
Shira D Kulok
07:28:03
Can't wait to see you again soon, hopefully outside. Thank you