The Compass to Nature

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Resource Type:Professional Resources; Webinars
Organization:Prairie Wetlands Learning Center; United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Summary:Watch this web seminar to learn about the benefits of and best practices for teaching in an outdoor classroom. The 45-minute presentation highlights the Compass to Nature program, a universally applicable (adaptable for any location, season, and age group) outdoor education program developed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Prairie Science Class at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. The program centers on building relationships with nature through four components: place, journals, phenology, and naturalists. The seminar discusses each component of the place-based program and provides suggestions to spark ideas for adapting it to a specific site.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
Subjects: education; environment; fws; outreach; teachers resources; video; webinar; wetland
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