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National Wildlife Federation: ECHO


September 2019

Natural Childhood: An ECHO mini-Summit

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Colorado Springs Utilities-Water Wise Demonstration Site, 2855 Mesa Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80904 United States
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Join us on Saturday, September 28 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to explore the importance of outdoor play in early childhood settings.  During this ECHO mini-Summit, participants will explore the importance of nature in childhood, learn how loose parts can have infinite possibilities, and hear from a panel of child care professionals actively naturalizing their outdoor spaces.  Participants will learn hands on ways to engage children outdoors and feel empowered to make changes to their outdoor spaces. Agenda: 9:00…

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October 2019

How To: An ECHO Demonstration Site Experience

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you have great ideas for your outdoor spaces, but don't know where to start?  Join us at two ECHO Demonstration Sites to learn "how to" create unique features and elements to enhance your outdoor spaces.  In this two-hour training event, participants will engage in hands on experiences to learn how they can begin to make changes to their outdoor settings. Participants will be assigned to meet at either Monarch Montessori or Venture for Success to begin the training.  After…

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Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) Summit

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St
Denver, CO 80208 United States
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ECHO Summit: Wild & Curious The third annual Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) Summit will offer presentations by leading professionals in the fields of conservation, and early childhood education, and outdoor hands-on activities showcasing innovative ideas and concepts participants can implement in their own settings. During this full-day event at Denver Botanic Gardens, participants will learn innovative ways to support curiosity in naturalized outdoor play environments, see examples of how the designed environment engages children in imaginative outdoor play and…

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November 2019

Best Practice in Outdoor Learning Environments: ECHO Site Panel Discussion

November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library, County Commons Building, 0037 Peak One Drive
Frisco, CO 80443 United States
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Join the ECHO team and four ECHO sites on Wednesday, November 6 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. to learn ways to enhance and naturalize outdoor spaces at your facility.  During this two-hour training event, participants will learn best practice in outdoor learning environments, hear from a panel of early childhood and community leaders actively naturalizing and improving their outdoor spaces, and plan for their sites.  Participants will gain new insights into how to assess and analyze an outdoor space…

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