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Nature's Classroom Institute, the nation's premier environmental education program, creates customized and individual experiences for every teacher and student. 

October 2019

Where will we see you next?

We will be all over the country over the next few months and would love to catch up! Please stop by our booth at the following events:

October 18th-20th: Montessori Adolescent Practitioners Symposium Conference
in Denver, Colorado more info here
November 2nd: Wisconsin Montessori Association Annual Conference
in Madison, Wisconsin more info here
November 7th-10th: Montessori Foundation International Conference
in Sarasota, Florida more info here
January 31st-February 1st: Montessori Florida Coalition
in Miami, Florida more info here
February 21st-22nd: The Association of Illinois Montessori Conference
in Chicago, Illinois more info here
March 12th-15th: The Montessori Event
in Dallas, Texas more info here
It's never too late to start foraging!
There's a lot more to enjoy on a fall hike than the crisp breeze and color-changing leaves... Check out this article on commonly found wild edibles that you and your students can forage for in the fall. 
"Thank you for another FANTASTIC trip!  The teachers were literally speechless....in a good way.  They spoke so highly of the simulations and activities, great food, great organization."
-Lauren Than, International School of the Peninsula, Palo Alto, CA
 
Quotes from NCI students:
 
"This is some dang good lemonade, I haven't had lemonade since I was a kid." -4th grader in Florida

"Sometimes, more fun is had in observing" -A 6th grader sitting on the banks while his classmates were splashing in the mud, at our creek in Texas.

We have been talking to the children in our school about emergency drills - when asked what is "a drill" a 5 year old said, "it's a tool that you use to make holes in the wall!"
Why do we have daylight saving time? 101 years of history here..
Technology is the single greatest contributor to climate change but it may also soon be used to offset the damage we’ve done to our planet since the Industrial Age began. Find out how!
"The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not." ... Read Greta's speech that rocked the UN and the world.
Ben Blair, Principal at Rogers Park Montessori School in Chicago, speaks about his time working as an environmental educator at Nature's Classroom Institute. Read his story!
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