Pre-Winter Workshop Webinar

Let’s Go Outdoors! for Children’s Learning and Health

Pre-conference Webinar – February 9, 2023 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. via Zoom

Experiencing green schoolyards and other green spaces provide children with myriad benefits such as supporting attention, academic achievement, healthy diets, and environmental stewardship behaviors that persist into adulthood. Learn about recent research findings and how to foster children’s well-being and connection to nature through schoolyards and outdoor lessons.

Register here to join Dr. Andrea Faber Taylor, PhD on February 9, 2023, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm CST. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This webinar is sponsored by Iowa WILD.

Dr. Taylor’s research is advancing our understanding of the importance of nature experiences for child development including healthy day-to-day functioning and future stewardship of the earth. She examines the links between children’s exposure to nature and greenspaces and measures of attention, self-discipline, creative play, and ADHD symptoms. Her most recent research indicates a link between the frequency with which Kindergartners use greenspaces during the school-day and their capacity for self-regulation. She is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She teaches courses on this topic as well as Horticultural topics including planting design to support pollinators and other beneficial species.

Learn more about the 2023 Winter Workshop!