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Exploring Science with Young Children

Digging Deeper: Exploring Science with Young Children

When: Friday, March 11, 2016

Where: Western Carolina University, University Center
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Agenda and breakout session descriptions

Group materials--Patricia Bricker--Preschool Engineering

Keynote Title: Using Nature to Move Full STEM/STEAM Ahead in Early Learning!

Outdoor and environmental education allows for a multitude of inquiry-based STEM lessons which integrate both the academic and intellectual goals of early learners. Join Tanya Poole to investigate how hypothesizing, decision-making, design and measurement can share time with writing, drawing and early literacy skills in your early childhood classroom.

Keynote speaker: Tanya Poole
Tanya Poole is the State Project WILD Coordinator and Southern Mountain Education Specialist for the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. She has been with the agency for 11 years and is a former elementary school teacher. She has a BS degree in Elementary Education from Western Carolina University and a MS in Environmental Education degree from Montreat College.

Conference Materials: (Please check for updates)

Conference fee $45.
Students' registration fee is $35 (please send a copy of your student ID)
Late registration fee is $55 if mailed March 8 or later.

Lunch options are available at the WCU Food Court
Conference attendees will receive .5 CEU credits

For questions, please contact Denise Royer at 828.227.3325 or

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