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Friday, October 25 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Integrating Content Standards with Outdoor Education and Project Based Learning LIMITED

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Participants will leave equipped with resources to offer their students an integrated PBL project that combines core subjects - including Michigan history - through a schoolyard prairie restoration/ Monarch Waystation project that connects to the community and the real world. We'll share how students collaborated on a meaningful project that required critical thinking, creativity, and communication in order for them to answer challenging questions and be a part of solving complex problems.


Melissa VanTil

3rd Grade Teacher, West Side Christian School, MI
Melissa VanTil has teaching experience from kindergarten through eighth grade. Most recently she has landed in third grade, where she's spent the last eight years. In her classroom she strives to build a Christian classroom community that celebrates each student and his or her gi... Read More →

Janet Staal

Director of Nature-based / Outdoor Education, West Side Christian School, MI
What started a vision has become a reality after this dynamo duo teamed up to translate grade-level content standards into project-based integrated outdoor learning experiences. The two, working in collaboration with Blandford Nature Center, Plaster Creek Stewards, and GVSU Groundswell... Read More →


Joy Vander Vennen

GR West Side Christian School

Friday October 25, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
River Level Suite 5 lower level of the Century Center.