Sunday, February 1, 2009

About Small Wonders

Small Wonders is an educational consulting company specializing in nature and science.

Services include:
• Teacher workshops
• Teaching residencies
• Curriculum development and consultation
• Nature play area/Natural schoolyard consultation

Patty has been involved in nature and science education for over a decade. Accomplishments include:

• Nature program and curriculum development for early childhood settings
• Teacher training on science education for early childhood (clients include Childrens Home Society and Family Services, Head Start)
• Teaching residencies in grades K-6 as a naturalist-in-residence and environmental educator
• Teacher of early childhood and homeschool science classes at the Science Museum of Minnesota
• Consultant to early childhood centers and settings on natural play, nature in the classroom, and inquiry-based science
• Facilitator of Project Learning Tree and Project Wild for Early Childhood, a program of the Minnesota DNR
• Instructor of “A Sense of Wonder: Nature Education for Early Childhood” at Hamline University (Spring 2010) Center for Global Environmental Education
• Instructor of “Special Topics in Early Childhood-Nature” at Metropolitan State University, (Fall 2010)
• Presenter at educator workshops and conferences. Program topics include nature and science in the early years, healthy environment, and more