2021 Nature-Based Early Learning Conference
Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for the Nature-Based Early Learning Conference, taking place virtually July 26-30, 2021.
The deadline for submissions is February 5, 2021.
For complete details on the Call for Proposals, including a description of the conference goals, theme, and session formats, visit
If the session has multiple presenters, please provide complete information for the primary presenter on the session as well as the email and qualifications for all presenters.
Name (Primary Contact)
State/Province (if applicable)
We will only use this if we have a question about your submission and we cannot reach you by email.
Co-presenter(s), if applicable
Please list names, affiliations, and emails.
Brief Description of Qualifications
Please list any degrees, certifications, credentials, or relevant experience of the primary and co-presenters.
For review purposes only; 1,000-character limit.
Session Learning Objectives
In bulleted format, please list what specific tools or knowledge participants will gain; 300-character limit.
Description for Conference Program
This will be published on the conference website if the session is accepted; 300-character limit.
Teaching (focused on teaching strategies in nature-based early childhood education)
Administration (focused on administrative issues in nature-based early childhood education)
Research (focused on early childhood environmental education research)
Teacher Development in Higher Education (focused on how higher education institutions provide professional training to educators)
Strategies for Change (focused on strategies for making the case for and engaging allies in nature-based early learning)
We are particularly interested in sessions that advance equity, access, inclusion, and/or social justice. If your session helps meet this goal, please include a statement explaining how your session addresses one or more of these topics.
For review purposes only; 300-character limit.
Which do you think best describes your session?
For review purposes only. Choose one.
Beginner (provides introductory information; appropriate for emerging professionals)
Intermediate (builds on foundational knowledge; targets a general audience)
Advanced (dives deep into a specialized topic; designed for seasoned professionals)
Preferred Session Format
Choose one. We welcome proposals for all formats listed below.
Workshop (1.5 hours; combines elements of traditional presentations such as slides and videos with more participatory elements like Q&A, guided discussion, or demonstrations; offered live)
Traditional Session (30-50 min; focuses on a single topic, typically a talk or media presentation requiring minimal interaction with participants, including opportunities for Q&A; offered live or on-demand)
Hands On (30-50 min; provides participants with an opportunity to actively engage in activities about a particular topic; may require participants to gather or prepare materials in advance and can include demonstrations; offered live or on-demand.)
Discussion (30-50 min; engage participants in conversation around a central idea; offered live)
Poster (presentations that report on the results of research, display a case study or resource, or are otherwise conveyed in a graphic format; offered on demand)
I am willing to present in the following ways:
Select all that apply.
Would you be willing and able to adapt the session to a different format if needed?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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