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GUW – Reconnecting Children with Nature

November 11, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm


This workshop leads you out the door and provides hands on activities and resource materials to help you lead your own nature explorations. Growing Up WILD activities use age appropriate practices and concepts to build on children’s sense of wonder and invites them to explore nature and the world around them. Specially written for children 3-7, activities include sections to address many learning areas: math, science, language, literacy, health living, play, and creativity.

Target Audience: Open to all Early Childhood Educators working with children age 3-7

Registration deadline is October 30, 2023

Cost: $15

Location: Blank Park Zoo

Contact for more information: Malisa Rader,

CDA Content Area 2—Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development

Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather. hands-on learning experiences will place indoors and outdoors.


November 11, 2023
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:


Iowa State University Extension & Outreach
Iowa Department of Natural Resources – Project WILD Coordinator


Blank Park Zoo
7401 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
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