About the Author:

Peter Dargatz has been an educator for fourteen years and held various leadership roles for his school and district. Besides starting a nature kindergarten classroom within his public school district he coordinates a schoolwide nature center collaboration and a district-wide family nature club. He has presented about his classroom at play and nature-based conferences across the country, and he is a founding member of the Wisconsin Nature-Based Early Childhood Association (WINBECA) and a co-author of the Nature-Based Preschool Professional Practice Guidebook, a project of the North American Association for Environmental Education's (NAAEE) Natural Start Alliance. He was selected as the 2020 Formal Educator of the Year by the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education. Peter resides in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

Peter Dargatz 's Books

  • Teaching Off Trail: My Classroom's Nature Transformation through Play

    Author: Peter Dargatz

    Product Code:
    547503 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-750-3 (Softbound)
    Age Focus: 4-12

    Description & More Details

    Teaching Off Trail describes the transformation of Peter Dargatz, a national board-certified teacher, and public school coordinator, from an anxious assessor and worksheet distributor to a fair and fun facilitator of learning while in the same public school system.

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