About the Brains on Nature Fellowship
Brains on Nature Fellows are current PK-12 educators from Colorado public schools who are interested in delving deeply into the theory and practice of nature based learning (NBL), putting their experience to use with their students, and helping grow an equitable, statewide NBL movement.
We are not currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Brains on Nature Fellows cohort. We hope to open the next round of applications in March/April. Please check back and submit a "contact us" form saying you would like to be added to our notification list for when the applications are live for our next BoN cohort!
We are seeking supporters for the 2023-2024 Brains on Nature Fellowship! Please click the owl if you can help out.
The Fellowship begins with a 5-day, 4-night immersive retreat in nature in which participants draw inspiration from other motivated practitioners and from nature, deepen their
knowledge of the growing body of evidence about NBL, and receive training to bring back to their colleagues. They leave re-energized with a case study of practice to implement NBL in their schools and primed to share nature-based learning skills with their colleagues.
*Fellows receive a $1000 stipend for the retreat + $200 NBL materials gift card.
Year-Long Cohort Experience
During the school year, fellows meet virtually each month (Sept-May) to share successes, discuss challenges, brainstorm solutions, reflect, and grow the statewide NBL movement. They enjoy ongoing coaching, guidance, and support. And they receive additional training to facilitate Good Natured Learning's "Teaching Students Outdoors" workshop.
*Fellows receive $45/meeting attended; $405 across 9 meetings.
Children & Nature Network International Conference
Fellows attend the annual International Children & Nature Network Conference. They also compile their case studies of practice and develop a proposal with hopes to share their work during this keystone event attended by thousands of inspiring children & nature advocates from around the world.
*Fellows receive up to $1400 reimbursement for conference