Professional Development Opportunities

 2019 Children & Nature Network International Conference
May 16-18, 2019 in Oakland, California

The C&NN Conference will be the largest gathering of children and nature advocates in the world, with over 1000 participants expected to attend.

To make the conference more accessible to some participants, and to help you extend your reach, C&NN is delighted to announce new opportunities.

Climate Generation Teacher Institute

Join Climate Generation in Washington, DC, August 5-7 for their 14th annual Teacher Institute. This year’s program focuses on integrating climate change into social studies, humanities and ELA. Highlights include new humanities curriculum and a field trip around D.C. featuring their climate action plan. Registration is open and scholarships are available.

American Forest Kindergarten Association 2019 Conference

Location: Maple Valley, WA
The 2nd Annual American Forest Kindergarten Association Conference will be held August 9-11, 2019 at Nature Nuts Forest School in Maple Valley, WA. The keynote speaker will be Niki Buchan.

NSTA Area Conference

Seattle Dec 12–14, 2019

THEME: Fostering a Culture for Science

Go to our website for more detail on the strands

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Specific program/theme questions

From John McNamara, WSTA President Elect   
Bob Sotak, WSTA Past President,