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Outdoor Learning Symposium

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Outdoor Learning Symposium 

Building support for outdoor and environmental education in K-12 Kentucky classrooms

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Save the Date!

Thursday, June 1st, 2023

North Calloway Elementary School
Murray, Kentucky

Registration opens for K-12 teachers and administrators on March 31st, 2023!

Who Should Attend

The Outdoor Learning Symposium (OLS) is a unique event specially designed to meet the needs of K-12 administrators and teachers interested in exploring ways to engage students in environmental education (EE) experiences and cross-curricular outdoor learning. We encourage administrators and teachers to communicate and plan to attend the event together as a team. Don't forget... administrator and teacher teams who attend and participate are eligible to apply for a mini-grant of up to $250 for their school or district to help fund outdoor learning projects. Administrators, in this case, are defined as principals, assistant principals, department team leaders, PD directors, leaders at the school district, etc.

What to Expect

At the OLS, you'll find sessions that are tailored to meet the needs of both administrators and teachers and ideas about how to blend environmental education and outdoor learning into your regular school day and curriculum. Participatory and outdoor sessions will include interactive sessions that support research, practical integration tips, standard aligned curriculum support, and much more. From getting a broader perspective on the benefits of learning outdoors to the practical application and local resources available to area schools, this event is sure to be inspiring and relevant to both teachers and administrators. And, teacher admin teams that attend together will have ample time to plan and brainstorm about these new ways to structure learning at their site and even be eligible to apply for mini-grants up to $250 to support outdoor learning projects at their site.

Registration & Credits

Registration for K-12 teachers and administrators opens March 31st. Registration for nonformal educators and community partners opens April 28th. Registration closes May 29th. Participants who attend will receive a certificate of completion for 6 hours of professional development. EILA credits will be available for administrators.


All participants are welcome. For questions regarding access and accommodation, please contact Katherine at 

in advance of the event.

Need More Info or Assistance with Registration?

Contact Katherine Bullock

Thanks to our generous OLS
2023 event sponsors!

Showcase your organization as an exhibit or program sponsor today!

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