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PechaKucha Presentation

Permission to Play

PRESENTED ON APR 20, 2016
IN BIRMINGHAM @ VOL 13

Jess Greenhill works at a Forest School and tells us all about them and how adults can benefit from “permission to play”.

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Practice Begins with Play

BY RAY HIGHTOWER
@ JUNE TABLE TALKS ON JUN 13, 2013

It takes 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in a given subject. How does a novice get started, and how does an intermediate keep going? By remembering that practice begins with play.

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Inspiring Children to Learn Outdoors

BY CYNTHIA LEE
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Cynthia Lee, director of Outdoor Education at University School of Nashville, shares her Young Naturalists program and encourages us all to take children outside to explore, experience, and connect with the natural world.

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Earth School

BY BARBARA SARBIN
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 29, 2013

Educator Barbara Sarbin created Earth School as a way to provide a place where children could learn by interacting directly with nature. Earth School has evolved into a farm-based education program with a focus on sustainable living practices. 

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The School of Poetic Computation

BY ZACH LIEBERMAN
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Zach Lieberman talks about technological inventions, the School of Poetic Computation, and drinking wine and arguing. 

Fed up with how the school system is treating its students, Zach decided to create his own school that allows the students to be more involved with eachother, and to learn from each other. 

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What does a Forest Manager Do?

BY ANDREW BERRY
@ VOL 6 ON DEC 07, 2011

Andrew Berry talks about his role as a forest manager for Bernheim Forest. He also speaks about the mission to educate the public on the importance of the forest.

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The State of State Education

BY KATHY SALAMAN
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2016

Education should not be about politics or making money: it should be about learners, what is relevant for their futures, and how to build on their natural talents. Listen as speaker Kathy Salaman explains why. 

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Art School TN

BY ALLISON JARRETT
@ VOL 21 ON AUG 11, 2016

A discription and look into a start up Art School!

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Nature weavers

BY CARLY GARNER
@ VOL 20 ON APR 05, 2017

Natureweavers is an award winning forest school program for children and families that combines environmental education, nature connection and regional sustainability. Based in Black Mountain, Carly Garner and her team have been working with children in wildspace since 2010. Their programs include a weekly bush kinder, a monthly WildPlayGroup, Saturday sessions, seasonal celebrations, overnight camps and holiday programs. Carly is also a member of the International Association of Nature Pedagogy and advisor to the Forest School Alliance.  In her presentation, Carly talks about her innovative approach to environmental education with kids taking risks and getting down and dirty! 

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Play-worker, a Day in the Life

BY PETER OLSON
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

According to Fred Rogers, "play is really the work of childhood." For many of us, play is for children and work is for grown-ups, but what happens when you grow up and find yourself working at play for a living? As a 15-year industry veteran, Peter Olson will share an insider’s perspective on a day in the life of a Play Worker.