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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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

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 Indigenous Author Monique Gray Smith

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.

Join Monique for this engaging workshop on how to share Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants with Young Adults. Monique is Cree, Lakota and Scottish, and is well known for her storytelling, spirit of generosity and focus on resilience. She 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.

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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Dirty Teaching: A Beginners Guide to Learning Outdoors

Dirty Teaching: A Beginners Guide to Learning Outdoors

January, 24th 2023 - 4:00 PM Pacific / 7:00 PM Eastern (60)

With Author Juliet Robertson

Juliet Robertson is one of the world’s leading education consultants specializing in outdoor learning and play. She is passionate about enabling schools, play organizations and early years settings to provide quality outdoor learning and play opportunities for children and young people. Juliet will share tips, tricks, and strategies from her renowned book, Dirty Teaching: A Beginners Guide to Learning Outdoors.
One of the keys to a happy and creative classroom is getting out of it, and this book will give you the confidence to do it. It contains a wealth of ideas that allow educators and parents to encourage outdoor learning and improve student participation.

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

You can access Juliet’s fantastic resources here:

  1. Dirty Teaching: A Beginner’s Guide to Learning Outdoors
  2. Messy Maths: A Playful, Outdoor Approach for Early Years
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Climate Change & Sustainability Education Resources

Climate Change & Sustainability Education Resources

January, 31st 2023 - 4:00 PM Pacific / 7:00 PM Eastern (60)

With Ian Shanahan (Green Teacher) and Sam Levac-Levey (Solutions)

Join Ian Shanahan & Sam Levac-Levey to learn about some fantastic resources for educating, engaging, and empowering students around climate change and sustainability education.

Sam is the developer of the Solutions, a board game to inform and inspire hope and action for the climate. Solutions was designed with educators in mind. Each solution card played requires students to actively engage with the solution, think critically, and discuss it with their peers.

Ian is the Editor of Green Teacher, a world-renowned organization that has published hundreds of practical examples, activities, and lesson plans from teachers who are making a difference in their classrooms and communities.

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

You can access these empowering resources here: 

  1. Solutions Board Game
  2. Teaching Kids about Climate Change
  3. Teaching Teens about Climate Change
  4. Teaching Green Series: for Elementary, Middle & High Schools
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Taking Math Outdoors: Practical Ideas & Examples

Taking Math Outdoors: Practical Ideas & Examples

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

With Pamela Gibson & Janice Haines (Learning for a Sustainable Future)

Wondering how you can further the outdoor experience for your students beyond science and geography? Perhaps re-envisioning your Math Program can help. Join Pamela Gibson & Janice Haines of Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) for some inspiring ideas and practical ways of connecting math curricula with outside. It’s a liberating experience!

Pamela is a career long classroom teacher with k-10 experience and has been taking students outdoors for decades. To get at curriculum she uses a hands-on experiential approach, place based outdoor learning and inquiry.

Janice is an elementary teacher with a passion for learning outdoors and in the community. Janice has been using the Sustainable Development Goals to help children become informed active citizens who are taking action and making a difference in their communities.

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

You can access some of the Outdoor Math Resources that will be shared here:

  1. Math in Nature Seasonal Series
  2. Messy Maths: A Playful, Outdoor Approach for Early Years
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Green Ummah & The Great Outdoors

Green Ummah & The Great Outdoors

February, 21st 2023 - 4:00 PM Pacific / 7:00 PM Eastern (60)

With Aadil Nathani, Co-founder of Green Ummah

Join Aadil Nathani of Green Ummah, a non-profit organization with the goal of creating a green movement in the Muslim community.

Aadil has responded to the urgent need to address climate change and the responsibility that we have to take care of the planet by co-founding Green Ummah with the hope that it can provide simple, practical solutions for Muslims to be more environmentally friendly.

Aadil will share some ideas and resources from the work of Green Ummah, and will also share the work of Ambreen Tariq, author of Fatima’s Great Outdoors, and of the founder of @BrownPeopleCamping.  

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

Access Fatima’s Great Outdoors

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A People’s Curriculum for the Earth

A People’s Curriculum for the Earth

February, 28th 2023 - 4:00 PM Pacific / 7:00 PM Eastern (60)

With Author & Teacher, Tim Swinehart

Tim Swinehart is a high school teacher and co-author of A People’s Curriculum for the Earth: Teaching Climate Change and the Environmental Crisis.

This resource book for educators features some of the best articles from Rethinking Schools magazine alongside classroom-friendly readings on climate change, energy, water, food, and pollution – as well as on people who are working to make things better.

At a time when it’s becoming increasingly obvious that life on Earth is at risk, here is a resource that helps students see what’s wrong and imagine solutions.

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

Access A People’s Curriculum for the Earth Educator Resource Book

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School Gardening: Teaching Tools & Resources

School Gardening: Teaching Tools & Resources

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

With School Garden Educators, Kaci Rae Christopher and Megan Zeni

With spring around the corner, we are excited to bring back Megan Zeni and Kaci Rae Christopher, two amazing school garden specialists!

Kaci Rae is a School Garden & Farm Educator, and author of The School Garden Curriculum: An Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking.

Megan is a Teacher and School Garden Educator, and the co-curator of the Soil Study and Inquiry Kit, as well as the Looking Closely Outdoor Learning Kit.

Kaci Rae & Megan will share some tips, tricks, activities and resources for taking your learning into your school or community garden. We will also share the learning resource that accompanies the Food Cycler for Schools.

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

You can access these fantastic outdoor learning resources here:   

  1. Soil Study & Inquiry Kit
  2. Looking Closely Outdoor Learning Kit
  3. The School Garden Curriculum
  4. Food Cycler for Schools
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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.”