The Outdoor Learning Virtual Workshop Series

We are excited to offer this new 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!
  • 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 the bottom of this webpage.
  • Following the workshop, participants will receive a link through which they can access a certificate of attendance.
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Resources to Teach and Learn for a Sustainable Future

Thursday, January 20 –  4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern

With Green Teacher, GreenLearning Canada and Learning for a Sustainable Future

Learn more about some of the incredible sustainability-focused initiatives and resources available for teachers and learners across Canada. The virtual workshop will offer the opportunity for educators to hear more from our partners at three Canadian non-profit organizations that are leading the way to a more sustainable future.

We will feature excellent resources like Sila and the Land, Teaching Kids About Climate Change, Teaching Teens about Climate Change and Connecting the Dots: Key Strategies that Transform Learning for Environmental Education, Citizenship and Sustainability.

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Singing in Solidarity: Exploring Environmental Inquiry and Justice Through the Arts

Thursday, January 27 –  4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern

With Natural Curiosity

As more educators turn to the outdoors amid COVID-19, there are compelling reasons for integrating environmental inquiry – a process shaped by students’ questions and interests – into practice. The Indigenous lens on Natural Curiosity provides a starting point for all educators to consider how an awareness of Indigenous perspectives can inform practice over time, as they explore lasting connections to the natural world with students. This workshop will invite educators to consider music as a form of gratitude. How might we use songs to explore environmental justice, and deepen our relationship to each other and to land?

This workshop will feature the incredible teaching resource, Natural Curiosity: The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry.

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Connecting the Dots: Key Strategies that Transform Learning for Environmental Education, Citizenship and Sustainability

Thursday, February 10 –  4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern

With Learning for a Sustainable Future

This workshop will give educators an overview of the resource, Connecting the Dots, which supports teachers in linking transformative teaching practices to environmental education. We will explore why the seven core strategies are central to learning with today’s students, and how this resource provides a strong foundation for current climate change education and student action. 

We believe these strategies represent the best that environmental education has to offer to formal learning. They are the “dots” that connect to form a system approach to learning.

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Not Extinct: Keeping the Sinixt Way

Thursday, February 24 –  4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern

With Sinixt Storytellers and Knowledge-keepers Marilyn James and Taress Alexis

Sinixt Storytellers and Knowledge-keepers Marilyn James and Taress Alexis will share some of the story behind the new edition of their educational resource, Not Extinct: Keeping the Sinixt WayThrough lively story and discussions by the authors, each chapter of this beautiful resource illuminates the Sinixt relationship with their watershed and their quest to reclaim their rights and responsibilities in their x̌aʔx̌aʔ təmxʷúlaʔxʷ, their sacred homeland.

Their perspectives represent the interest of increasing numbers of people in developing respectful and decolonizing relationships among Indigenous and settler peoples and to inspire the work of reversing the Sinixt extinction. Join them all to meet the trickster Snk̓lip and the other Animal Beings who people the stories of the captikʷɬ, the Sinixt oral history.

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Water Education Resources: Flowing from Lakes and Rivers to the Sea…

Thursday, March 10 –  4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern

With Water Rangers, Project WET and Ocean Wise

Join our partners at three leading Canadian water education organizations that provide support and resources for educators and learners. Water Rangers, Project WET and Ocean Wise will provide insights and ideas for better engaging your learners in water education projects and initiatives.

We will have the opportunity to share more about some of our water resources & equipment, including: Water Education Kits, Freshwater Tiny Test Kits, Compact Freshwater Test Kits, Aquatic Dip Nets and Pond Life Guides.

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Virtual Campfire Connections: Circling up with Educators from Coast to Coast to Coast

Monthly! Upcoming Gatherings: December 9, January 13, February 3, March 3

With our Canadian Outdoor Learning Partners

Join our Canadian Outdoor Learning Partners to learn, share and connect around all things related to outdoor learning. There will be opportunities to hear from partners and breakout into groups and discuss key things on your mind. Whether your a seasoned outdoor learning educator, or an educator taking their first steps outside the classroom, there will be some great takeaways.

Our Canadian Outdoor Learning Partners include 25+ of the best outdoor and environmental learning organizations from coast to coast to coast. Collectively, we support hundreds of thousands of teachers and students each year as we work to deepen and improve our practice around outdoor and environmental learning.

This is a monthly recurring meeting at 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern at the dates above. Please just use the link below to join at the time of the event.

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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 Thursday night, 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.”