Voyage of Learning

Imagine Forest Park filled with children engaged in exciting learning experiences. Imagine confident educators who can navigate the park and share this regional gem with the youth of St. Louis. Imagine programs that make this possible.

Forest Park Forever, in partnership with local experts in experiential education, achieves this each year through our Voyage of Learning Programs. Explore the options below to discover how you can start or continue your journey.

Voyage of Learning 1: Introduction

Description

This week-long workshop introduces educators to Forest Park as a learning lab.

Together with education staff from the St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Missouri History Museum, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and more, Forest Park Forever staff guide participants as they learn about the hidden treasures of Forest Park. Participants experience outdoor education at its finest while building a tool-box of techniques for teaching outside of traditional classroom settings.

Details

·      Participants can reserve a place in the program for $150. This amount is refunded as a stipend after successful completion of the program. 

·      Participants can apply to receive graduate credit for the program through Lindenwood University. 

·      Participants receive bus transportation reimbursement for one trip to Forest Park during the year following their completion of the program.

Dates

June 20, 4pm-7pm, Welcome Gathering

July 11, 4pm-7pm, Orientation Reception

July 15 to July 19, 8:30am-3:30pm, Program Dates

July 26, 11:30am-1:30pm, Celebration Banquet

Voyage of Learning 2: Immersion

Description

This week-long workshop immerses Voyager graduates in Project-Based Learning with Forest Park Forever.

With support from experts in the field, participants tackle a project driven by Forest Park Forever’s mission to restore, maintain, and sustain the Park. Educators will be trained in Project-Based Learning and ready to adapt it to their own educational setting as they learn about the conservancy’s work.

Details

·      Participants can reserve a place in the program for $150. This amount is refunded as a stipend after successful completion of the program. 

·      Participants can apply to receive graduate credit for the program through Lindenwood University. 

·      Participants receive ongoing support for executing project-based learning after the program.

Dates

June 20, 4pm-7pm, Welcome Gathering

July 18, 5pm-7pm, Orientation Reception

July 22-26, 8:30am-3:30pm, Program Dates

July 26, 11: 30am-1:30pm, Celebration Banquet

Voyage of Learning 3: Practicum

Description

This month-long paid fellowship gives participants the opportunity to translate theory into practice with St. Louis area children.

During this practicum experience, one Voyager graduate and four pre-service educators will work alongside the Forest Park Forever learning team to develop a project-based curriculum for area children in grades 1-5. Participants gain first-hand experience teaching in the Park and provide a memorable summer program for St. Louis City children. 

Dates

June 3 to June 28, 8:30am to 1:30pm, Program Dates

July 26, 11:30am-1:30pm, Celebration Banquet

Application Coming Soon!

Questions? Please email Forest Park Forever’s Education Coordinator Ellie Stevens below.

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