The Outdoor Learning Virtual Workshop Seasonal Series
We are excited to offer this series in partnership with Take Me Outside and our Outdoor Learning Partners!
- Registration is FREE and there will be plenty of draw prizes for attendees!
- All registrants will receive a discount code to access outdoor learning resources when they register
- Workshops are 60 minutes and will take place at 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern.
- For those who can’t attend live these will each be recorded and posted on our Recordings Page
- Following the workshop, participants will receive a link through which they can access a certificate of attendance.
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Walking Together: (Re)Connecting to Nature through Two-Eyed Seeing
June, 6th 2023 - 4:00 PM Pacific / 7:00 PM Eastern (300)
With Authors, Elder Albert D. Marshall and Louise Zimanyi
Elder Albert D. Marshall is an Honorary Doctor of Letters and Mi’kmaw Spiritual Leader from the Moose Clan of the Mi’kmaq Nation in Eskasoni, Unama’ki (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia). He has been working to advance the concept of Two-Eyed Seeing and is a respected and influential environmental voice in Unama’ki.
Louise Zimanyi, who is of French-Canadian and Hungarian descent, lives as a guest in Tkaronto/Toronto, Treaty 13 territory. As a professor and researcher, she is co-learning from and with the Land and wise teachers, co-transforming early childhood pedagogy and practice. They co-wrote ‘Walking Together”, an innovative picture book that introduces readers to the concept of Etuaptmumk – or Two-Eyed Seeing, the gift of multiple perspectives in the Mi’kmaw language – as it follows a group of young children connecting to nature as their teacher.
Elder Albert and Louise will read from and talk about the book, sharing how braiding the strengths of Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives together can inspire everyone to nurture respectful, reciprocal, responsible relationships with the Land and Water, plant-life, animals and other-than-human beings for the benefit of all.
Animating Outdoor Learning using Finger Puppets
June, 13th 2023 - 4:00 PM Pacific / 7:00 PM Eastern (60)
With Educators Charlotte Soles, Bridget O'Malley and Publisher Qwultultun - Robert Goldsmith
Join educators Charlotte and Bridget as they share how they utilise puppets including Indigenous designed finger puppets to animate outdoor learning in their teaching practice. Also joining us is Qwultultun – Robert from Strong Nations, an Indigenous owned and operated publishing house, Robert will introduce the workshop and share about why Indigenous resources are so vital to land-based learning.
This workshop will be full of animal facts and fun that will have you lining up to produce your own in class puppet show!
All registrants will be entered to win some great draw prizes! Following the workshop, you will receive a discount link to the resources shared, the recording, and access to your Certificate of Attendance.
Indigenous Finger Puppets, designed by Indigenous artist, Bill Helin (Tsimshian (Ts’msysen); Tlingit) that will be featured in the workshop, you can get yours here:
Some feedback we've received:
- “Thank you so much for all of the professional learning sessions — they affirmed that getting kids outside and connecting kids with place and planet is worth it!”
- “Everyone with a thirst for knowledge should jump in here! Beginners, experts, there’s something for everyone. AND information you can take back to your students use tomorrow!”
- “This series of workshops was a breath of fresh air! I enjoyed logging on and listening every week, it was what kept me excited to go back into the classroom the next day and try new things. I am so thankful for this series.”