STEM and Learning Outdoors

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Working with young children, one is immersed in a world where every day is a new adventure and learning is happening continuously. And the outdoors is a natural classroom, full of excitement and inspiration. In this workshop we will spend time exploring the forest and field in fall, extending our learning through tools and activities that engage our STEM mindset. Explore our “mud kitchen”, learn the best places to search for small arthropods, and come away with new ideas for how to integrate STEM creatively into your children’s explorations.

This session addresses Massachusetts Core Competency 2: Guiding and Interacting with Children and Youth; and Massachusetts Core Competency 5: Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum.


Early Childhood Educators


2 training hours


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


  • Helen Ann Sephton photo

    Helen Ann Sephton is an Environmental Educator and School Programs Coordinator for the Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst, MA. She plans, coordinates and implements the Hitchcock Center's K-12 School Programs including field trips, classroom presentations, residencies and professional development for teachers.

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Administrative Assistant
413.586.4900 x5568