March 2013

American Montessori Society : education that transforms lives

NCI Director to Speak This Week at AMS Conference


March 16

Session 5: 2-3:30pm


Geoffrey Bishop, Executive Director of Nature's Classroom Institute, will be speaking at the American Montessori Society Annual Conference in Orlando, FL

Presentation title: "Lighting a Child's Inborn Sense of Wonder: Mobilizing Your School to Bring Nature Back to Children"

  Find out more information about this presentationSee you in Orlando!


Join us for a Reception! 

at the AMS Annual Conference

Find out more information here.

Tracks and Traces


Read this sentence:


How many of your missed the second "the?" In the same way that a grammatical mistake is easy to miss, animal tracks and traces are also easy to miss. 

In this lesson, students will learn the differences between tracks and traces and start to identify the presence of specific animals. 

Destination: Galapagos Islands

A Lesson on Classifying the Life Around Us
  • Meets national science education standards
  • Develops students' biological classification skills
  • Uses minimal materials

Be Active, Have Fun, Connect with Nature [slideshow]

You're invited! Get your friends, family, classmates, dog, and everyone ready to go outside! 

View the slideshow and see what others are doing to get outside.

Scholars Study Future Trends in Environmental Education Research

Researchers collected data about environmental education research and shared their findings as a formal study. 

Theme #1

(1) Environmental education researchers are highlighting the importance of collective and community learning and action;

Read about the future of environmental education.

Cleveland, New York

Located in upstate New York, Nature's Classroom Institute in Cleveland provides participants the ideal combination of beauty and charm.  Here on our 850 wooded acres, nature, people and environment, are in tune with one another. Memorable moments, our modern facility, and a multitude of activities make Nature's Classroom in Cleveland far more than the usual retreat experience.  Once a guest in Cleveland, you will want to make this special place your second home!

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