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Outdoor Classroom Symposium encourages daily dose of humor

Outdoor Classroom Symposium encourages daily dose of humor

Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 11:03 am

The  Messenger 04.30.10
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is participating in the 2010 Tennessee Outdoor Classroom Symposium to be held May 7 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Wilson County Fairgrounds in Lebanon.
The symposium will provide training in how to create and utilize outdoor classrooms to enhance instruction in all subjects.
The workshop is designed for teachers, administrators, custodians, parents and non-formal teachers. Schools are encouraged to send a team consisting of faculty, staff and parents. A limited amount of funding will be available to reimburse public education systems for substitutes employed to cover for teachers.
The Tennessee Outdoor Classrooms project is part of the “No Child Left Inside” movement. Studies have proven that daily doses of nature help children have less stress, more creativity, better concentration and higher self-esteem.
The registration fee is $75 for individual participants, which covers all sessions, a luncheon, conference materials and individual Tennessee Environmental Education Association membership. Fees for additional participants from the same school are $50 each. Schools that send more than one participant will receive a TEEA organizational membership.
An application may be found at For more information, contact Carrie Hembree Torres at (865) 406-4089.

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