Funder Webinar on Social and Emotional Learning in Nature-Based Programs

    Outdoor and nature-based programs contribute to a host of learning outcomes by engaging students in science, environmental, and place-based education. As the development of non-cognitive skills in students becomes increasingly important to parents, teachers, and informal educators, social and emotional learning (SEL) is emerging as a growing area of opportunity in nature-based programming. This webinar defined SEL for funders, and highlighted relevant research, best practices, and measurement tools. Presenters representing national providers of nature-based programming shared their unique approaches to SEL, offering insights on their successes and challenges. Funders learned about how this field can support their own funding goals, and heard about opportunities to advance and strengthen this work.

    Katherine Hagner, SCA
    Alex Hooker, S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
    Jessica Newman, American Institutes for Research
    Kathleen O’Connor, NatureBridge
    Arthur Pearson, Outward Bound USA
    Estrella Risinger, NatureBridge

    October 25, 2018
    Blue Sky Funders Forum
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