Early Childhood Nature Summit - Scholarship Application
Early Childhood Nature Summit - Scholarship Application

Please complete the form below if you are interested in applying for a scholarship to cover the team registration fee (full or in part). 

This does include Saint Louis Public School teams who wish to make use of Sprouting Science in St. Louis funding to attend.)  Scholarship funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, with some priority based on need.

Please click here if you wish to register without requesting a scholarship.

Please enter the name and e-mail address of each person who is attending as a part of your team.

Example:  Jane Doe  jdoe@ourschool.k12.mo.us, Joe Smith jsmith@ourschook.k12.mo.us, etc.

Please review your responses above to make sure they are complete.  Click 'submit' below to submit your form to the Missouri Botanical Gardens School Programs team.


About the Summit

Teacher helping young child harvest carrots
2014 Early Childhood Nature Summit

Monday, June 30–Wednesday, July 2, 2014
9 a.m.–4 p.m. each day
Missouri Botanical Garden & Shaw Nature Reserve
Fee: $150 per group (Groups can be 2 to 5 individuals per school and/or district)

For PreK–Grade 2 classroom educators, pre-service teachers and parents. To what extent can everyday access to nature transform the lives of St. Louis’ youngest citizens? During this 3-day experience, early childhood educators from across the St. Louis region will have the opportunity to network and share ideas related to the critically important topic of nature in the lives of young children, families and communities. The summit will feature keynote speakers, case study presentations, a field trip to Shaw Nature Reserve, inspiring stories/voices from across the U.S. and world and facilitated planning and discussion time. Throughout the summit, participants will create a customized 4-season plan, packed with tested activities, curriculum connections, book lists and other resources relevant to their own school/community needs.

The 2014 Early Childhood Nature Summit is convened by Missouri Botanical Garden in collaboration with local school districts, universities, and other community organizations. A light breakfast and lunch each day is included in the fee. Price is per group; teams of two to five individuals per school and/or district are encouraged to attend.

Download flyer and agenda