Natural Outdoor Learning Areas Webinar Series

Natural Outdoor Learning Areas (NOLA) Webinar Descriptions

Gerrardstown Elementary (00:18:27)
Presented by Jerell Wright, Preschool Teacher at Gerrardstown Elementary School, as she speaks about their proposed outdoor classroom. September 3, 2014

Jones Academy (00:21:39)

Presented by Jontie Aldrich and Denise Wagner (both with FWS) and Tracy Horst and Brad Spears (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) as they speak about schoolyard habitats and outdoor classrooms. July 23, 2014

Nature Discovery Area and Hands on Nature Anarchy Zone (00:46:39)

Presented by FWS employees Sandy Perchetti and David Stilwell. May 21, 2014.

Nature Discovery Zone and Hands on Nature Anarchy Zone (00:41:48)

Presented by Sandy Perchetti, FWS, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and David Stilwell, FWS, New York Field Office. June 12, 2013.

Nature Explore Classrooms (00:50:48)

Presented by Susie Wirth and Julie Rose (both of Arbor Day Foundation - Dimensions Educational Research Foundation) to speak about Nature Explore Classrooms. March 19, 2014.

Nature Play Area Guidelines (00:45:02)

Presented by Robin Moore and Allen Cooper (both of National Wildlife Federation/ NC State) on the Nature Play Area Guidelines. March 12, 2014.

Schoolyard Habitats (00:14:37)

Presented by USFWS Michael Glenn, Schoolyard Habitat Coordinator; Jontie Aldrich, Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program; Denise Wagner, Education Coordinator, Fish and Aquatic Conservation. August 2013.

What is Nature Explore? (00:44:46)

Hosted by the National Conservation Training Center. April 10, 2013.

Presented by Susie Wirth, the Nature Explore Outreach Director with Arbor Day Foundation and the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, Jay Slack, the Director of the National Conservation Training Center and Nickie Weller, the Director of the Children’s Treehouse, Tyler Quinn from Youth Conservation Corps program, Denise Wagner, the Conservation Education Coordinator with Fish and Aquatic Conservation. Terri Jacobson, Refuge Ranger and Public Use Specialist and Tracy McCleaf, NCTC Biologist and Pollinator Coordinator.

Join us as we highlight a variety of natural outdoor learning areas within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designed to connect youth with nature. During this engaging webinar series, participants will be introduced to a variety of outdoor learning areas through live presentations and interviews with FWS employees and partners. This webinar series supports the USFWS’ Connecting People with Nature and the DOI’s Youth in the Great Outdoors Initiatives of engaging, educating and employing youth.

Youth in the Great Outdoors (00:07:06)

Presented by Michelle Donlan and Chelsea McKinney, USFWS. April 3, 2013.

Join us as we highlight a variety of natural outdoor learning areas within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designed to connect youth with nature. During this engaging webinar series, participants will be introduced to a variety of outdoor learning areas through live presentations and interviews with FWS employees and partners. This webinar series supports the USFWS’ Connecting People with Nature and the DOI’s Youth in the Great Outdoors Initiatives of engaging, educating and employing youth.