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Eco Lab: A Complete Montessori Elementary Science Curriculum

Thursday, March 22 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Presenters: Geoffrey E. Bishop, Mirko Sever

Target Audience: Elementary I, Elementary II

This workshop will lead Elementary teachers through the Eco Lab program, an enriching, nature-focused curriculum encompassing earth science, physics, chemistry, biology, agriculture, astronomy, and zoology, for both Lower and Upper Elementary programs. We’ll review two 3-year rotating curriculum structures, one for Lower Elementary and one for Upper, replete with hundreds of engaging indoor activities and outdoor experiences guided by specific directions for teachers. You’ll also learn how to adapt these curricula when creating your own album for your specific school environment and limitations.

The morning session will demonstrate classes and practical activities that enhance the understanding of ecological concepts, from how to conduct a nature hike to presenting class materials in an outdoor setting. After lunch (on your own), the afternoon segment will explore the Eco Lab program holistically. You’ll receive an Eco Lab skeleton album and curriculum resource guide to adapt and take home. Please note: Attendance is required for both morning and afternoon sessions.

Price: $225

About the Presenters

Geoffrey E. Bishop

Geoffrey E. Bishop, ArcD, is the executive director and founder of Nature’s Classroom Institute and Montessori School, in Mukwonago, WI. AMS-credentialed (Administrator).

Mirko Sever

Mirko Sever, MS, is director of California outreach for Nature’s Classroom Institute and Environmental Education, Inc., based in Angelus Oaks and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

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