Summer Spark 2016 has ended
Welcome to Summer Spark 2016!  We hope you have an incredible two days of innovating, collaborating, and connectating!  The collaborative notes and presenter materials will be available at http://bit.ly/USMSparkNotes16. Let us know if we can help you in any way.  Enjoy!
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Monday, June 13 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Sparking Students with Outdoor Experiences LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Research shows that in the stages of early childhood development there is a critical connection between time spent in nature and a child’s brain development.  Children are curious about their surroundings; the outdoors provides a perfect vehicle for the developmental of the whole child and to help them make sense of the world.  With today's fast paced structured day, at home and in school, children are not getting outside and exploring on their own.  We will look at current research of the importance of outdoor play and how hands-on outdoor experiences are important to the development of the whole child.  Participants will leave with information and activities to get them started on the path to outdoor experiences in all school settings.  


Monday June 13, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
Meet in the Middle School Lobby