Join us to hear all about the creation, design, and success of the Outdoor Neighborhood Classroom of Edgewood, MD! This was Edgewood's first nature-based learning program that was open to all neighborhood residents (and surrounding areas), targeting Early Learners and Early Elementary Learners that represented a community of diverse backgrounds. The goal of the program was to educate, evaluate and expose African-American children (as well as additional children of color) to the range of learning benefits obtained from nature-based activities, including: nature play, creative art and critical thinking skills, through projects outdoors. Founder, Jasmin Field, will guide you through the Outdoor Neighborhood Classroom journey and strengthen your perspective of cultural contrasts that may contribute to less minority student enrollment in nature programs.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Jasmin is a Michigan State graduate that has become an Early Childhood Education Consultant over time. Her Theater, Event Planning, Alzheimer's Care and Pre-K Teacher experiences are utilized to help families to strengthen academics for the developing mind. Through her company, A Hint of Jasmin, she provides Lightning Learner Packs for parents and children- an interactive learning resource that promotes the exploration of necessary subjects through hands-on learning. Jasmin also launched the first Outdoor Classroom in her community this Summer which enriched the lives of children in her own neighborhood and surrounding areas through nature play, art, math, building projects and literacy. Jasmin is honored to be a Wife to her Husband Justin- one of the biggest supporters of her work- and a Mother of three children that have been her inspiration for creative learning: Noah (6yrs), Lillian (3yrs) and Evelyn (1yr on October 8th).