ERIN KENNY’S CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Erin’s pioneering work in developing the first U.S. Forest Kindergarten is featured in many varied media including Sierra Club magazine, PEOPLE magazine and American Forests magazine, as well as on national and international news programs such as ABC News Nightline, Al Jazeera America, Associated Press and UK-Daybreak, NPR, among others.
Cedarsong Director Erin Kenny’s Conference Schedule:
2013 Conference Schedule
March 2: Presenter of “Forest Kindergartens: An Important Early Childhood Education Model”; Pierce County Association for the Education of Young Children (PCAEYC), “As A Teacher Grows” conference in Tacoma, Washington
April 19 and 20: Keynote speaker on “Forest Kindergartens: An Important Early Childhood Education Model” and presenter of several workshops including “The Value of Play” and “Risks and Hazards in the All-Outdoor Model” at the annual Alaska Family Childcare Association (AFCCA) conference in Anchorage, Alaska
May 4: Presenter of two workshops at the Early Childhood Education (ECE BC) conference in Vancouver, B.C., including “How Nature Immersion Benefits ADHD and Autistic Children”
May 17: Presenter of “Forest Kindergartens: Natural Science for Pre-K” at the NSTA STEM Forum and Expo in St. Louis, MO
June 7 and 8: Keynote speaker on “Nature Deficit Disorder” and presenter of “The Value of Play” workshop at the second annual Nature Preschool Conference at Irvine Nature Center in Maryland
November 15: Presenter of “Forest Kindergartens: An Important Early Childhood Education Model” at the Washington Association for the Education of Young Children (WAEYC )conference, November 15, in Seattle, WA
December 13: Presenter of “Forest Kindergartens: Natural Science for Pre-K” at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference in Denver, Colorado
2014 Conference Schedule
March 14: Keynote speaker on “Critical Factors for Ensuring the Success of Your Nature Immersion Program” and presenter of a workshop titled “Risks and Hazards in the All-Outdoor Model” at the Center for Parents and Teachers, Concord, MA
March 17: Keynote speaker on “The Value of Play According to Current Neuroscience Research” and presenter of the workshop “Nature Immersion Programs are Natural Science for Pre-K” at the annual Science Symposium, The School for Young Children, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT
May 3: Presenter of “Forest Kindergartens: An Important Early Childhood Education Model” workshop at the ECE BC conference in Vancouver, B.C.
May 16: Keynote speaker on “Forest Kindergarten and Nature Pedagogy” and presenter of “How Nature Immersion Benefits Autistic and ADHD Children” workshop at Antioch University’s Nature Preschool conference in Keene, NH, hosted by David Sobel
Week of June 9-13: Keynote speaker on “The Status of the Forest Kindergarten Movement in the United States” at the International Forest Kindergarten conference in Seoul, South Korea
June 29-July 1: Presenter of full day outdoor workshop on Forest Schools at the Children Learning with Nature 2014 Conference at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
2015 Conference Schedule
March 28: Presenter of “Forest Kindergartens and Nature Pedagogy” at the Skagit Valley Connections Conference, Children’s Museum of Skagit Valley, Washington
May 4: Keynote speaker at the “What is Leadership?” series presenting “Communicating Your Passion” at Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado
May 8: Presenter of “Forest Kindergartens and Nature Pedagogy” at the Infant and Early Childhood Conference, Tacoma Convention Center
October 31: Presenter of “Forest Kindergartens and Nature Pedagogy” at the WAEYC annual conference, Seattle Hilton Conference Center
2016 Conference Schedule
February 27 and 28: Keynote speaker and 3.5 hour workshop on “Nature Pedagogy and Documenting Your Emergent Curriculum” at the Advanced Montessori Programs Conference, St. Paul, MN
Erin Kenny is an internationally recognized expert on connecting young children with the nature through interest-led nature immersion programs. It is Erin’s belief that children need extended outdoor time in order to become healthy, balanced adults. Her pioneering work in developing Cedarsong’s Forest Kindergarten, the first U.S, forest kindergarten, and her resulting expertise makes her the ideal speaker for workshops on any of the following topics: Critical Factors for Ensuring the Success of Your Forest Kindergarten or Nature Immersion Program, Forest Kindergartens and Nature Pedagogy, Forest Kindergartens: Natural Science for Pre-K, Assessing Risks and Hazards in the All-Outdoor Model, The Value of Play, How Nature Immersion Benefits the ADHD and Autistic Child, Therapeutic Nature Immersion, and Nature Deficit Disorder. Erin’s passion and enthusiasm about her subject matter makes her an inspiring speaker and she has extensive resources to share.
Contact our office about how your group can book Erin Kenny to speak at your upcoming conference.