A Chicago Wilderness Conference for People and Nature
Science Curricula in Nature: The Model AND The Practice
BackYard Nature Center was invited to present the Science Curricula in Nature (SCN) program at the 2013 Wild Things conference on February 2nd, 2013 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The SCN presentation focused on the relationship between a school's science curricula and the natural ecosystem in its "backyard." It involves the collaboration of ecologists working with science teachers to enhance the learning experience for students by using the local forest preserves as classroom laboratories.
Here are a few photos from the conference-