Playing Naturally Initiative: Play Party and Book Launch

May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Playing Naturally Initiative: Play Party and Book Launch

Join Peter Dargatz, a local kindergarten teacher who transformed his traditional classroom in a public school into a nature kindergarten, and other 4K families from the West Bend School District for a fun morning of nature play at Riveredge Nature Center. Peter will give a short presentation on the power of nature and play, followed by plenty of time for kids to explore interactive stations and Riveredge’s natural play area.

Ages 3-8 | Free Program | Pre-registration Required

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May 7 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Teaching Off-Trail with Peter Dargatz:

April 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Teaching Off-Trail with Peter Dargatz

Kindergarten Transformed through Nature and Play

Presentation from Peter Dargatz on play and nature-based kindergarten. His experience creating a program that emphasizes community partnerships, service learning, and meaningful and memorable experiences in the outdoors can empower education.

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Ages 16+ | All Access Member: Free | Trail Pass Member: $3 | Non-Member: $6

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Teaching Off-Trail with Peter Dargatz: Kindergarten Transformed through Nature and Play

Join us for a presentation from Peter Dargatz on play and nature-based kindergarten and his own transformation from “a national board-certified teacher, and public school coordinator, from an anxious assessor and worksheet distributor to a fair and fun facilitator of learning while in the same public school system.” He will discuss his book, Teaching Off-Trail, and share insights on the importance of play, creative expression, and personalization in indoor and outdoor classrooms. Peter’s experience creating a nature kindergarten program that emphasizes community partnerships, service learning, and meaningful and memorable experiences in the outdoors for children can empower our approach to education to best serve future generations. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and accompanied by light refreshments.

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April 20 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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(262) 375-2715

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