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Listed below are local organizations that offer a suite of opportunities for professional development for educators, environmental educators, and nature enthusiasts.

Inside-Out: Nature-based Educators

Inside-Outside: Nature-based Educators connected and formed in response to a growing interest in nature-based education. Our purpose is to develop a network of educators and educational institutions throughout the U.S. to support, connect and partner; to confidently, safely and joyfully venture outdoors with children and to teach and learn with nature.

Outdoors in Winter - Resources to Support Teaching & Learning Outdoors in Winter

Curriculum Resources - Inspiration for Lesson Plans

Social Justice Resources and Webinars 

Past Webinars on Nature-based Education

Upcoming Trainings, Webinars, and Events

North Branch Nature Center 

Educator Institutes provide week-long nature immersion courses for teachers, assistants, and administrators. Participants will develop a nature pedagogy and learn to incorporate VELS, NGSS, and Common Core into their design of nature immersion curricula.

Educator Institutes 

Lake Champlain Sea Grant

Lake Champlain Sea Grant offers opportunities for teachers grades K-12. Explore how you can incorporate water quality, watershed health, and community science into your classroom! 

Check offerings here.

Shelburne Farms 

Shelburne Farms offers a variety of professional development opportunities including:

Education for Sustainability Graduate Certificate Programs

Education for Sustainability Leadership Academy

Climate Resiliency Fellowship

ABCs of Farm-Based Education

Project Seasons for Young Learners: Cultivating Joy and Wonder Program

And more! Check offerings here.

Northern Lights Professional Development

Northern Lights at CCV is the hub of the professional development system for early childhood and afterschool professionals in Vermont. We offer trainings, career advising, and friendly support to assist with your professional development goals.

Check offerings and trainings here

Crow's Path

Natural history, nature connection, and ecology courses geared towards teachers led by expert naturalists and educators. These courses will help you learn ways to use the outdoors as a classroom resource. 

Check offerings here.

Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP)

VEEP offers a variety of professional development opportunities including:

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Professional Development Resources

Online Courses


Higher Ed Programs

Annual NAAEE Conference

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