Join us for a two-day Adventure Play Conference. Playworker training will take place Friday, March 15 from 9 am to 4 pm on the BPFC campus and will feature Linda Kinney of the NC Zoo and Rich Rairigh of Be Active Kids. Participants interested in receiving Playworker Certification must also register for one of the sessions on Saturday, March 16 and complete a post-training assignment of participating in two pop-up adventure playgrounds by mid-July 2019. The cost is $10 and includes lunch and child care. Registration is limited to 35 people.
On Saturday, March 16th, two concurrent sessions will run from 9 am to 4 pm. Registration for the Saturday sessions are separate from Friday. The cost is $10 and includes lunch and child care. Session A) Linda Kinney will lead inquiry-based learning for children 5-8 years old. This training is geared for Adventure Play Enthusists, Parks and Rec. staff, afterschool teachers, environmental educators, forest school teachers, volunteers, and parents. This session will feature a one-hour slack-line demonstration by Keith Aitken of Asheville Parks & Recreation. Session B) Rich Rairigh with Be Active Kids and the PlayMobile will offer training for technical assistants, early educators, and parents around the use of Adventure Play elements and loose parts in licensed preschool settings. This session will feature a one-hour slack-line demonstration for licensed facilities by Keith Aitken of Asheville Parks & Recreation. NCDCDEE licensing consultant Iva Jean Metcalf will be available to answer questions. The location for Saturday, March 16 is Verner East. Address (2586 Riceville Road, Asheville, NC 28805).
All sessions will be hands-on and interactive so wear comfortable warm clothes and plan to play outside!
Lunch and child care available. NC DCDEE and Environmental Education Credits will be given upon request.