Events

May 31

Embracing Your Environment: Picnic and Play at the Park

Did you know that Pittsburgh Park Conservancy partners with the City of Pittsburgh to improve our city parks? Spend a day investigating, observing and using all your senses in Pittsburgh's largest park, Frick Park. Put on your hiking boots and explore a new classroom that encourages children to...

Jun 13

Building STEAM in Outdoor Play Environments

Registration ends at noon, Friday, June 10.

STEAM is an acronym: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. As a way to comprehensively expand young children’s curiosity around the physical world, activities involving STEAM concepts should be...

Jun 13

Loose Parts - Using Everyday Items to Enhance Children's Creative Play

Registration ends at noon, Friday, June 10.

Loose parts are open-ended materials found, bought, or upcycled—acorns, hardware, stones, aluminum foil, fabric scraps, for example—that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. Loose parts...

Jun 13

Exploring the Outdoor World through Our Senses

Registration ends at noon, Friday, June 10.

The outside world shapes children’s development through experiences that they have, which include using their five senses.  This session will explore ways to focus on the five senses through outside play including...

Jun 13

Nutrition Beyond the Plate- Developing Healthy Habits in Children of All Ages

Registration ends at noon, Friday, June 10.

Healthy nutritional practices go beyond the mealtime schedule in the classroom.  In this session the participants will learn techniques and strategies to instill healthy habits and practice throughout the day with young...