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The Power of Indigenous Tourism

"I speak Cree (Nehiwawin) and English and I’m thankful that I get to start with a song. As a story teller, educator, teacher, performer I follow the advise of my Elder Freida Maynard, who told me to always drum: “ they may forget what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel, and music is a universal language that crosses all barriers” When I speak you are listening with your mind, and when I sing you are listening with your heart. Cultural sustainability as it relates to sustainable development (or to sustainability), has to do with maintaining cultural beliefs, cultural practices, heritage conservation, culture ...

Red River Métis Environment and Climate Change Education

The Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF), the National Government of the Red River Métis, will engage delegates in a hybrid workshop to, first, gain a deeper understanding of the Red River Métis and their unique history in Canada. Then, showcase hands-on, cultural activities as part of the MMF’s Métis Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow (MELT), Métis Community-Based Climate Monitoring (MCBCM), and Stewards of the Homeland (SOHP) Programs in an outdoor setting; MELT has a focus on environment and climate change education for Youth in grade school (K-12), MCBCM has a focus on environment and climate change education and monitoring for Citizens, and SOHP ...

Braiding Indigenous and Forest School Epistemologies on the Land

Join us, Dorothy Thunder and Tiffany Smith, on the land as we share with you how we braid Indigenous and Forest School epistemologies into relationship building with ourselves, each other and the land at our land-based education program, Blossoming Flower. Workshop participants will gain hands-on experience as they participate in activities the same way our program participants would. The presenter team will reflect on building relationships between Indigenous Knowledge Holders and non-Indigenous educators. Workshop attendees will also have the opportunity to reflect on their practice and experience, and ask questions.

Listen, Heart, Imagine, Reciprocate, Repeat!

In working towards rebuilding a connection with Land, let’s pay attention to some of the colonial-isms perpetuated while learning outdoors, and recalibrate through sound advice from more-than-humans, place, and Indigenous perspectives. This, of course, is in no way comprehensive! However, the session proposes hands-on activities, stories, and learnings, relating to the lost connection with Land, and the ability to do on the spot reflexivity. Participants will leave with ready-to-use lessons/activities featuring senses, imagination, and reciprocity, as well as a better understanding of little things we must ponder while outdoors.

Designing activities that address Climate Change and Strategizing Sustainability

Join us in this conference session as we facilitate hands-on, outdoor teaching methods to approach various climate change topics for a broad range of ages. We will first explore “Discovery Stations,” designed to engage the audience informally in climate change conversations through a short, thought provoking, guided activity, using something the audience is already familiar with as a jumping off point. We will then follow up with a few expansion activities that we use in our school field trips that encourage critical thinking, utilizing various forms of activities (listening, tactile, observational, physical, games) catering to different kinds of ...

Developing a Conservation Ethic: Service Work Meets Fun Adventures

When youth have opportunities to have fun in the outdoors through diverse forms of recreation, positive memories of nature can be made. But we can also build upon that by giving youth opportunities to take action in their own communities. Conservation service work opportunities can give youth the tools to then have a deeper appreciation for the natural world and open their eyes to ways we can help to protect and engage with it. Let's chat about how these 2 sides of the coin can be best integrated together.

Environmental Games: Bring the fun of outdoor learning into your classroom

Learn a variety of hands-on environmental games and activities that you can do outdoors with your class or group. Environmental Educators Michelle and Istafa will teach you several activities that you can use anywhere to engage students of all ages in outdoor learning in a fun and interactive way. The activities you will participate in can be applied to science, math, art, and physical education curriculum topics at a variety of grade levels. They also help foster practical skills such as teamwork, problem solving, and communication, and promote curiosity and comfort outdoors in your students.

Co-Conspiring In Partnership To Bring More Than One Story to the Outdoors

"“The outdoors are not neutral”. “Social justice and environmental justice are siloed - we need to disrupt that” Join a walking interactive story journey centred around how to work in a trusting partnership that links race and place in outdoor environmental education and climate justice. Follow a path of critical friendship and thought partners as they share the messiness and success of lifting joy and justice. Grounded in research and in practice, topics like reciprocity, GAP analysis, challenging conversations and impact will be shared through the lens of our shared experience doing this work in Ontario. Each participant will walk ...

Active Hope: Practices to move through climate anxiety

"Supporting educator well-being supports the education system. But what happens if the teachers and educators are grappling with climate anxiety? How do we teach the leaders of tomorrow when our own fear of the future stands in the way? You are not alone. Let's join together to learn practical habits to reframe climate anxiety as a healthy human response to the state of the planet and move through the discomfort to a place of active hope. The workshop will lean into poetry, creative expression and authentic conversation - no experience necessary, all are welcome. The underlaying theory is informed by the influential ""Four-fold Spiral"" of ...

Climate Education in Teacher Education: aims to means to curriculum and pedagogy

In this workshop, we will share findings from our second year of the Climate Education in Teacher Education (CETE) research project in the School of Education at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). We will then invite participants to engage in a mini workshop, connecting curriculum and pedagogy with aims and means of climate change education developed through our research. Participants will actively work through subject/discipline exemplars from British Columbia and Alberta curriculum in relation to teacher agency, highlighting outcomes from our two years of work.