PEEP Professional Development

The Urban Ecology Center offers fun and engaging educational opportunities for adults!

PEEP provides a wide variety of presentations, focus workshops, seminars, and credit courses on the Urban Nature-based Early Childhood essentials. Virtual and In-person options are available. Registry Credit is available for all pieces of training.

Topics include:

  • Urban Nature-based Early Childhood Education.
  • Exploring Urban Environments with the Early Childhood Ages.
  • Designing Inclusive NbEC Experiences.
  • Nature Play and Risk Assessment.
  • Essential Nature Knowledge for Early Childhood Educators.
  • Aligning Nature Exploration with Early Learning Standards.
  • Tools for Tiny Hands.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Nature-based Early Childhood Team if you would like more information or have any questions!

NbEC Educators:
Alex LaBonte, Matt Flower

PEEP Email:

PEEP Phone Number:
(414) 626-8564


Looking for a more substantial accreditation?

The Urban Ecology Center Institute offers both an Urban Nature-based Early Childhood Badge and Certificate in partnership with Alverno College.

Four-week course, three credits
Monday evenings, online, July 22–August 12, 2024: 5:30–8:30 pm
Instructor: Matt Flower
Cost: $400 per registrant
Discounted rate for organizations sending three or more educators: $300 per registrant

*The above course can be taken at the rate listed for no academic credit. Alternatively, participants may register for the three-credit course at a rate of $800 per credit (educators receive a 50% discount and pay $400 per credit). Please contact 414-382-6370 or to register for credit.


Visit Alverno's website to learn about ECOPEEP and our current college course offering.

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