About the Fellowship
Good Natured Learning Fellows are current PK-12 (PP1-12) educators. During the Fellowship year, they delve deeply into the theory and practice of nature-based learning (NBL), share NBL with their students & colleagues, & help grow more nature-connected schools!
The 2023-2024 cohort is comprised of 2 educators each from our partner rural school districts.
2023-2024 Partner Districts:
Delta County School District 50J
Garfield School District RE-2
Cañon City Schools - Fremont RE-1
Montrose County School District RE-1J
Clear Creek School District RE-1
**The 2023-2024 cohort is FULL. If you want to become a Fellow in 2024-2025 and/or think your district should be participating, reach out to Becca - firstname.lastname@example.org
We are always on the lookout for folks to support the Fellowship! Please click the owl if you can help out.
The Fellowship begins with a 5-day, 4-night immersive retreat in nature. Participants draw inspiration from other educators and from nature, deepen knowledge of nature-based learning, and receive training to bring back to colleagues. They leave ready to implement and share nature-based learning knowledge and skills.
Professional Learning Community
Fellows meet monthly (online) during the school year to share successes, discuss challenges, brainstorm solutions, and reflect. The cohort community maintains momentum and provides stability and shared responsibility. Fellows complete 2 case studies of practice and enjoy coaching support from Good Natured Learning.
Through a train-the-trainer model, Fellows develop their leadership skills and capacity to facilitate Good Natured Learning's Teaching Students Outdoors workshop with colleagues – growing nature-based learning uptake in their school.
Fellows are also invited to share expertise at conferences, in writing, on podcasts, and beyond to bring actionable learnings to a wider audience.
What's Next Mini-Retreat
Fellows gather for a mini-retreat to reflect, celebrate, provide feedback, imagine, and define what’s next!