April’s Teaching Tree is actively developing partnerships with individuals, organizations and businesses that share in our mission statement. “Deepening our roots of nature based teaching.”
Partnerships with organizations & schools:
Castleton University – in development: “Growing Outdoor Classrooms” – 45 hour course that will be worth 3 college credits, launch in March 2021
Community College of Vermont – faculty since 2016 teaching undergraduate early childhood courses
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium – Curriculum development project, “Outdoor Adventure Science” hands on curriculum for connecting young children to nature and inspire inquiry based learning.
STEM Lab at Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium – Educational Consultant and Advisory Committee Member
Creative Schools Initiative Teachers Institute – Early Childhood Educational Consultant; play in early childhood research project.
Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VtAEYC) Fall Conference – presented for the last eight years with the most recent in 2019 that featured three trainings: “Who will bake the bread?”, “Engaging Learning Centers”, “Mindful Learning Environments”
Balch Nature School – cofounded the school in 2010 and served as the Lead Teacher for four years and Director for two years.
Kindred Spirits Holistic Health Center ~ developed and led women’s empowerment trainings including women’s retreats