12 results for group: block-b

Walking Together: (Re)Connecting to the Land through Storytelling

Join us for an interactive storytelling of a new picture book, 'Walking Together,' co-written by Elder Albert Marshall and Louise Zimanyi, illustrated by Emily Kewageshig (Annick Press, 2023). Grounded in Etuaptmumk/Two-Eyed Seeing (in Mi'kmaq), the gift of multiple perspectives, follow young children connecting to the Land as spring unfolds with Robin's return, Frog's croaking and Maple tree's gift of sap. Through art and conversation, we explore how braiding Indigenous and non-Indigenous ways of knowing together through responsible and reciprocal relationships benefits all.

Actively Transforming a Space into a “PLACE”

This outdoor, hands-on, session will inspire you to better utilize your local natural spaces to deliver meaningful, creative outdoor learning. Together, we will consider a spectrum of nature experiences; a model of engagement, steeped in place-based learning principles and inquiry frameworks. The model also considers how to move provocations into knowledge building experiences, stewardship initiatives, and meaningful reciprocity. This session will showcase how student’s connection for their special place can then support deep care and engagement when visiting protected landscapes.

Playing, Learning & Growing in School Gardens

In this workshop, expert school garden educators will share their tested and effective core routines for engaging learners across the curriculum in natural spaces. Suitable for teachers with established gardens, as well as teachers who are still dreaming of a garden! Participants will leave with an understanding of the school garden as a metaphor for learning, and an appreciation for the magic that emerges when we slow down, look closely, and learn alongside our students. Bring your school garden questions!

Are you a boy or a girl? Creating safe and affirming programs for transgender, gender-creative and nonbinary children and staff

We step out onto the land together and many of us feel like we belong. But do our gender-creative, transgender and nonbinary children and staff experience that feeling of safety and belonging too? In this workshop, participants will gain knowledge of the intersecting identities transgender, gender-creative and nonbinary children and staff hold, and how this impacts their experience in outdoor programs. Together we’ll share structural changes, and strategies in play and story, for offering a safe and gender-affirming experience in learning on the land.

“Every season’s fun:” Exploring educators outdoor learning experiences to support increased access

This presentation focuses on a recent study that aims to capture OL experiences within public school boards in Canada. Drawing from our conversations with students and educators, we will discuss factors that can shape OL experiences for children, current practices that educators are engaging with, challenges that educators have encountered and suggestions regarding how to overcome these challenges. We will lead an immersive outdoor learning experience using WorldCafe a collaborative dialogue approach for knowledge sharing, reflecting and learning.

Exploring place relations with post-secondary learners

How can you promote meaningful connections to place with your adult learners in formal or non-formal settings? In this workshop, participants will discuss place- and land-based education principles. Elizabeth will present examples of in-class learning activities and assignments that she has used within post-secondary contexts, drawing from experiences teaching in Canada, her doctoral research, and a course she developed and taught at the University of Minnesota Duluth called Place-Based Education. Participants will also have the opportunity to share ideas.

Everyone Belongs in Nature: Ecojustice in Outdoor Education

Join CPAWS Southern Alberta Education to learn how you can provide inclusive nature connection opportunities that support wellbeing for everyone. This session will guide your role as an educator and caring community member in responding to inequality in outdoor education by providing tools and resources that make a difference. CPAWS will demonstrate how to take immersive environmental lessons, games and activities and apply cross-cultural guidelines to make nature’s inclusive invitation more accessible for all!

Addressing the intersection of biodiversity loss, climate change and environmental inequity through youth-led action projects

Educators will act as students, learning about the first 3 steps of the Roots & Shoots journey to come up with an action project that addresses biodiversity loss, climate change and/or environmental inequity. Educators will split into groups to do a community mapping exercise to look for issues related to biodiversity loss, climate change and environmental inequity. When finished, they will brainstorm an action project that they could undertake to address the issues they saw during the mapping exercise. At the end educators will come together to share their learning.

Moving from ecological grief to active hope, a journey to and from the head to the heart

How do we move through our individual and collective experiences of ecological grief as we witness the planetary assault of the Anthropocene? Addressing ecological grief and equipping our clients and students with the tools and knowledge they need to mobilize their emotions from grief to active hope is becoming an important part of any environmental education curriculum. Join us for a discussion and activity that engages the learner's journey from the head to the heart to help us move closer to a life sustaining society.

Traditional Games – from acquisition of skills to cultural survival

This interactive workshop will not only showcase traditional games, but also look into the history and teachings of some of the 100+ games he knows of. Get ready for learning and laughing and be prepared for movement.