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Networking Hour: Nature Based Learning Symposium

August 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The networking hour at the end of the first day of the symposium will be an opportunity for making connections and building relationships that create nature based learning opportunities. 

Our intention is for plans and ideas to move closer to reality through introductions to community groups and organizations. We will provide some snacks and drinks and structures for facilitating connections.

We will have space for groups and individuals to share information about their organization and will list your organization as a potential partner on symposium materials.

Please RSVP to this event if you are interested in joining us. We will follow up with additional details.

We Welcome All

We, the planning team, firmly believe that the active inclusion of people from varying identities, backgrounds, and perspectives is essential to creating equitable access to holistic and affirming nature-based experiences.

 Reach out to let us know how we can accommodate your needs.

Event Cost

We suggest a contribution of $100.00 but will be happy with whatever you are able to contribute. The goal is for this workshop to be available to all who would like to attend and we believe cost should be something we can adjust to accommodate everyone’s budget. All proceeds will be used for space, materials, compensation of organizers and presenters, and to support the work of the Rochester Ecology Partners.

COVID-19 Safety

This event will be outdoors and the risk of COVID-19 transmission is relatively low. Mask are optional and we expect anyone who has tested positive or has come in close contact with anyone who has to stay home.


Organized By Rochester Ecology Partners

This event is organized by Rochester Ecology Partners, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all people find nature where they live, work, and play. Contributions to this mission are always welcome.

Make a donation.



This event is designed for educators of every kind who want to integrate nature-based experiences and environments into their well being and/or teaching practices. We invite anyone who is interested to attend. 

Guiding Questions
  • What is nature-based learning and what are the benefits?
  • How does nature-based learning happen?
  • What practices lead to the ability to observe deeply and cultivate inquiry?
  • How do we use nature to enhance teaching within our existing educational goals?
  • How do we ensure nature based learning is equitable and culturally responsive?

Help us Make it Happen

If you would like to contribute your time and talents to making this event happen please let us know.

Support the Symposium

We are seeking sponsors and partners that would like to offer financial or other kinds of support.


August 30
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Durand Eastman Park – Log Cabin
Log Cabin Rd
Rochester, NY 14617 United States
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