Staying the Same, Yet Totally Different
What does environmental education look like amid a global pandemic? Well, it is the same, yet totally different. As organizations, facilitators, and educators we all had to pivot and shift how we engage students and guests in our schools and nature centers. This shift has been profound, yet opportunities for innovation have been ever present as we upend how we plan, deliver, and engage others in outdoor learning.
In this webinar, educators will learn about the preservation of an environmental and experiential ethos by Nuhop (nuhop.org), a residential outdoor education program, who had to pivot from face-to-face engagement, to a new and truly distanced learning community. In the spirit of this ever-changing landscape, be prepared to be active participants in the webinar as you experience the tools and methods for initiating a shift in delivery, while maintaining the core principles for environmentally engaged teaching and learning.
This program is sponsored by Environmental Remediation Contractor
10:00 a.m. Jeff Sharp, PhD, director, School of Environment and Natural Resources, and Nicole Jackson, program coordinator, EPN, provide welcome remarks.
10:10 a.m. Trevor Dunlap, executive director, Nuhop Center for Experiential Learning, and Matthew Broda, pre-service teacher educator, experiential facilitator, environmental educator and associate professor of education, College of Wooster, facilitate “Staying the Same, Yet, Totally Different” an environmental education at home learning experience.
12:00 p.m. Program concludes.
Opportunities for audience Q&A with the facilitators will be available throughout the program and for a brief period following the conclusion of the program.
Trevor Dunlap is the executive director of the Nuhop Center for Experiential Learning, an Ohio based non-profit that focuses on environmental and outdoor education, experiential education, and serving children with special needs through residential camping experiences. Trevor is passionate about hands-on learning and loves fostering creative environments where people can succeed through engagement in the natural world. Trevor holds a BA in Elementary Education and Special Education from Wittenberg University. When not managing Nuhop, Trevor and his wife Sarah enjoy taking their three children on adventures, and can often be found trail running, hiking, and working the soil in their family garden.
Matthew Broda is a pre-service teacher educator, experiential facilitator, and environmental educator based in Wooster, Ohio. As an associate professor of education with The College of Wooster, he focuses on the integration of innovative pedagogies (i.e. experiential methodologies, immersive technologies, ecological sensibilities, etc.) into pre-service teacher curricula. As a former middle school science teacher, Matthew holds an MA in Educational Administration from Ashland University and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Kent State University. When not teaching his students, Matthew and his wife Kristin can usually be found somewhere outside - smiling.
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