Outdoor Play | Individuals

Outdoor Play | Individuals


Discover how to get the absolute most out of your Outdoor Play experiences! You’ll get to hear from our 8 presenters, get 8 hours of certificates, a handout for each session, and it all wraps up with a closing webinar from Deborah.

Purchase will give you access to the conference which will provide you with all the information you need to get started right away. This product is for individual purchase, only. If you’re looking for group access please look at the Outdoor Play | Teams product.

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Conference Speakers

Lauren Barkes
Lauren BarkesThe Back-Porch Classroom: From Start to Finish
Lauren Barkes is the Director and Lead Teacher of the Teach Preschool Children’s Studio located in Noblesville, Indiana. Over the past 6 years, Lauren has been documenting children’s play and exploration in both the indoor and outdoor classroom through the lens of a camera and shares her photos as a contributing writer on the Teach Preschool Blog.
Mariah Bruehl
Mariah BruehlOutdoor Investigations
Mariah is a parent, educator, entrepreneur, and author with over twenty-five years of experience working in the field of education, and a master of science degree in education from Bank Street College. She has worked as both a teacher and lower-school director at The Dalton School in Manhattan and Ross School in East Hampton, New York. In 2015, Mariah opened Playful Learning Studio and has developed curricula for Playful Learning Members’ Lounge, an online resource for early childhood educators.
Dr. Carla Gull
Dr. Carla GullThe Importance of Outdoor Loose Parts
Dr. Carla Gull teaches beginning college classes online with the University of Phoenix, hosts the podcast Loose Parts Nature Play, leads nature programming in her local area, facilitates professional development in early childhood, shares insights on Loose Parts Play on social media, and enjoys finding frogs with her 4 boys at the stream. She researches tree climbing, outdoor classrooms, and the theory of loose parts.
Angela Hanscom
Angela HanscomThe Decline of Outdoor Play -- And Rise in Sensory Issues
Angela Hanscom is a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook—a nature-based program that has gained international popularity. She is also the author of Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children. Awarded a “Hometown Hero” by Glamour magazine for her innovative work with TimberNook, Hanscom has also been a frequent contributor to The Washington Post, and was featured on the NPR education blog, Children & Nature Network, Edutopia, and Johnson & Johnson TEDx Talks.
Tom Hobson
Tom HobsonKeeping Children Safe by Letting Them Take Risks
Tom Hobson, also known as ‘Teacher Tom’ is a teacher, blogger, artist, author, and international speaker on empowering young children through language and Play. Tom has been teaching in the Woodland Park Cooperative School for the past 18 years and loves working with the children, families, and community.
Melissa Lennig
Melissa LennigOutdoorsy Art! Creative experiences to do outside
Melissa is an accomplished family lifestyle blogger and published photographer. She holds degrees in Elementary Education (BS), English (BS), and Counselor Education (MA). She shares her passions for crafts, family, and food on her blog, Fireflies and Mud Pies. Her work has been featured in magazines and on hundreds of websites, including Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, Today, and Newsday.
Juliet Robertson
Juliet RobertsonMessy Maths, an outdoor and play-based approach
Juliet Robertson is a former school principal who has been an education consultant specialising in learning and play outdoors since 2007. She writes a popular blog I’m a Teacher, Get Me OUTSIDE Here! which is found on her Creative STAR Learning website. You will find Juliet’s website full of tips, advice and support to help you get your children outside.
Deborah J. Stewart, M.E.d
Deborah J. Stewart, M.E.dOutdoor Literacy Adventures
Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has over 30 years of experience in early childhood education. She currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s shares early learning in action with millions of readers around the world through her blog popular blog Teach Preschool.