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Natural Wonder Summit (6/1-6/3)

June 1

Join us at the Woodson Branch Nature School from Friday – Sunday, June 1-3, 2018 for the Natural Wonder Summit!

The Natural Wonder Summit is a very special gathering. More than straightforward conference, the Summit is an event for nature-based early childhood practitioners who want to recharge and celebrate! Feel the energy and kinship offered by others who have the same goals as you.

Nestled less than an hour from Asheville, the Woodson Branch Nature School is in the beautiful back country of North Carolina. Our summit features sessions for educators working with children ages three through eight years old (preschool – 3rd grade).

We are delighted to announce that Amy Butler, Director of Education at the North Branch Nature Center, is giving the keynote! Amy is the founder of Vermont’s first forest preschool program at NBNC, and she also created a model program Educating Children Outdoors (ECO) for routine outdoor learning in VT public schools. If anyone knows how to facilitate outdoor learning in all seasons, it’s Amy! We welcome her and look forward to learning from her experienced perspective.

A casual happy hour will take place on Friday at 7 p.m., just perfect for networking with fellow conference-goers. Our Saturday schedule is packed with hands-on, outdoor workshops from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Keynote presenter and Sunday schedule will be announced soon; nature school visits will take place Sunday morning followed by a white water rafting trip on the French Broad River!

Treat yourself to a stay at the Hot Springs Resort and Spa! They have rustic cabins, suites, and camping options…and did we mention the natural hot springs and spa?! The spa service and mineral bath hours run til midnight, so you are sure to have time for some pampering at the end of each day. When you book, tell them you’re with the Natural Wonder Summit, as there are some reserved rooms and cabin sharing options available.

Ready to join us? Register today at


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