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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Fall 2022 Series: Registration now open!

Nature Connection: Sensory Activities for All Ages

Nature Connection: Sensory Activities for All Ages

October, 4th 2022 - 4:00 PM Pacific / 7:00 PM Eastern (60)

With Author & Nature Sommelier, Jacob Rodenburg

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Spending time in nature with all senses tuned and primed helps us feel like we belong to the natural world – and in belonging, we come to feel more connected, nourished, and alive. In this workshop, author Jacob Rodenburg will share ideas, activities and inspiration from his most recent resource, The Book of Nature Connection: 70 Sensory Activities for All Ages.

Jacob Rodenburg, nature sommelier, is an award-winning educator, executive director of Camp Kawartha, a summer camp and outdoor education center, and instructor in environmental education at Trent University. He has taught more than 100,000 students and is co-author of The Big Book of Nature Activities.

Upon registration, registrants will receive a discount code by email to support them in accessing The Book of Nature ConnectionThe Big Book of Nature Activities, and a variety of other excellent Outdoor Learning Resources for Educators.

All registrants will be entered to win some great draw prizes! Following the workshop you will receive a link to access your Certificate of Attendance.

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Take Me Outside Day & Week!

Take Me Outside Day & Week!

October, 19th 2022 - 8:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Eastern ()

With Take Me Outside and Friends

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Take Me Outside Week October 17-21 helps to raise awareness about outdoor learning by encouraging teachers to take their students outside. Last year 8,900 educators and nearly 400,000 learners joined in on the activities and learning opportunities provided.

We look forward to working with our partners to host a full week of speakers, activities and events for students. We will provide resources and opportunities to deepen connections with Indigenous perspectives, strengthen our health and well-being, and increase our knowledge on climate change and the environment.

All participants will be eligible to win prizes from The Outdoor Learning Store!

Register directly with Take Me Outside.

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Teaching Green in the Elementary Years

Teaching Green in the Elementary Years

November, 15th 2022 - 4:00 PM Pacific / 7:00 PM Eastern (60)

With Educators from Green Teacher

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Join educators from Green Teacher to discover kid-tested practical ideas to help young people develop a strong connection with the natural world, and support their understanding of the social and global aspects of our environment. They will offer a snapshot of stories that cover a wide spectrum of environmental topics and present a large diversity of practical projects and learning strategies.

Green Teacher is a registered charity serving a global network. They are dedicated to helping educators, both inside and outside of schools, enhance environmental literacy among young learners.

Upon registration, registrants will receive a discount code by email to support them in accessing educators resources, including resources from Green Teacher such as Teaching Green (Elementary Years, Middle Years and High School Years) as well as Teaching Kids About Climate ChangeTeaching Teens About Climate Change and Teaching About Invasive Species.

All registrants will be entered to win some great draw prizes! Following the workshop you will receive a link to access your Certificate of Attendance.

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Accessibility in Outdoor Learning

Accessibility in Outdoor Learning

November, 29th 2022 - 4:00 PM Pacific / 7:00 PM Eastern (60)

With Accessibility and Inclusion Consultant, Karen Lai

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Join Karen Lai for an honest and open discussion on accessibility in the outdoors with a focus on people with disabilities and what real inclusivity looks like.

Karen is an experienced outdoor adventurer, consultant and facilitator who has been helping people with disabilities find their place for over twenty years. Karen demonstrates openness and curiosity in her work, creating an environment that encourages questions and conversations based on her own life experience with cerebral palsy.

Karen holds a Master of Arts in Human Kinetics and her thesis focused on social inclusion. Karen will guide educators on a journey into understanding what belonging and value means for different students.

Upon registration, registrants will receive a discount code by email to support them in accessing a variety of resources to support developing programming that is more inclusive.

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Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults

Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults

January, 17th 2023 - 4:00 PM Pacific / 7:00 PM Eastern (60)

With Author Monique Gray Smith

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This is the first in our Winter Outdoor Learning Virtual Workshop Series! More coming soon…

Join us to learn from award-winning, best-selling author and professional consultant Monique Gray Smith as she shares about her most recent published book, the adaptation of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ for the Young Adult audience.

Monique has written eight books including Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation, My Heart Fills with Happiness, You Hold Me Up, Lucy and Lola, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, and When We Are Kind. Monique”s most recent novel, Tilly and the Crazy Eights was long listed for Canada Reads 2021. Monique is Cree, Lakota, and Scottish.

Join Monique for this engaging workshop on how to share Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants with Young Adults.

All registrants will be entered to win some great draw prizes! In addition in your confirmation email you will also be sent a discount code to access Indigenous Learning Resources at our non-profit Outdoor Learning Store, including Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults. Following the workshop you will receive a link to access your Certificate of Attendance.

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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 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.”