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August 2016

2016 Nature-Based Preschool National Conference

August 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Dodge Nature Center and Preschool, St. Paul, MN United States + Google Map

The Nature-Based Preschool National Conference brings professionals together from around the country to advance the movement to use nature to improve early childhood education, and to create a community for this new and growing profession.

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Black Breastfeeding Week

August 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 31, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

It's the 3rd annual Black Breastfeeding Week, and this year we are embracing the strength, power and unity of families and communities to lift every baby.

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September 2016

Healthy Birth, Healthy Earth

September 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - September 9, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Findhorn, Scotland United Kingdom + Google Map

This conference is an inquiry into the transformation of human consciousness through re-visioning how we birth and care for our children. Our earliest experiences as infants set the tone for how we later respond to the world around us. Our capacity to love ourselves, others and the Earth is either enabled or suppressed as we come into being. We are all born and have a story to tell. Facing the challenges of climate change, can we think in life-affirming ways about this critical period of human…

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Sustainable Wisdom: Integrating Indigenous Knowhow for Global Flourishing

September 11, 2016 @ 8:00 am - September 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
University of Notre Dame,

How can we integrate the best of modern technology and capacities with the wisdom of first nations? The conference brings together an interdisciplinary set of scholars and artists ready to integrate first-nation and mainstream contemporary understandings to move toward a flourishing planet. The symposium looks deeply into the mindsets, practices and wisdom of first nation peoples across multiple disciplines. The conference speakers were selected for their specialty areas which range from science, history, education, psychology, and anthropology. The purpose of the…

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Pathways to Prenatal Wholeness: Integrating Healthcare Disciplines in a 21st Century Dialogue

September 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am - September 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA United States + Google Map

This conference brings Medicine, Psychology, Mental Health, and all Birthing Professionals together under one roof to discuss improved outcomes from pregnancy, birth, and postpartum for our families and reduce long term negative affects which may have life long implications. Learn evidence-based techniques to improve the pregnancy, reduce stress, understand the impacts of how birth experiences impact baby and mother, and improve breastfeeding outcomes, lowering the rate of postpartum depression. From Science to Somatics. Incorporate these educational sessions to improve outcomes…

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World Milksharing Week

September 24, 2016 @ 8:00 am - September 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

World Milksharing Week is held annually during the last week of September. Our goal is to celebrate milksharing and to promote human milk as the biologically normal nourishment for babies and children.

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October 2016

Attachment Parenting Month

October 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 31, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Visit http://apmonth.attachmentparenting.org/ for more information.

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“Finding the TRUTHS About Birth”

October 13, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Hotel ML, Mount Laurel, NJ United States + Google Map

Come and hear Nils Bergman, MD speak on the science behind mother/baby skin- to-skin contact in our full day preconference workshop. Then stay for a conference filled with amazing speakers who will focus on finding the truths about birth. This is a conference for everyone because birth has significant effects on all society.  Whether you are a midwife, childbirth educator, doula, doctor, psychologist, physical or occupational therapist, nurse, dietitian, administrator, social worker, researcher, health advocate or birthing parent, this is a conference for you.

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November 2016

World Kindness Day

November 23, 2016

A day that encourages individuals to overlook boundaries, race and religion. According to modern psychology, altruistic acts increases our own happiness in a profound way.

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May 2017

National Bike To School Day

May 4

Today is Bike to School Day, and tens of thousands of American children (hopefully more) are learning how rewarding and fun it can be to get to school on two wheels. Walking and biking to school accounted for 50 percent of all school trips in 1969, compared to 13 percent today. Now it’s not even permitted in some places — parents in Collingswood, New Jersey, for instance, are fighting school administrators who banned elementary school students from biking to school.

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