ICAN and the Indianapolis Zoo may have the answer. The two are teaming up to offer a free Family Nature Club Training on March 11 for educators from a variety of organizations including schools, nature centers, parks, churches and other cultural institutions. The workshop is supported by a grant from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Disney’s Conservation Fund.
Getting families outside together doesn’t have to take a lot of money or time and can be as informal as setting up a Nature Play Date. By using tips from the Children and Nature Network’s “Nature Club for Families Toolkit,” educators will learn how to create their own club and ways to break the barriers families often encounter with making the time to head outdoors. This training is free of charge and each participating institution will receive a Family Nature Club Backpack full of goodies to help them get started. Learn more online at http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/conservation-and-education/education/school-scout-experiences/teacher-resources or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Come join us in getting more families outside and enjoying nature!
Director of Education