April 15 – 16, 9am-5pm
Canyon-Lister Elementary School, Creston
This is a two-day workshop around the importance of risky play in childhood development, learning, and health. Participants will examine play types in both educational and recreational settings, and will explore how to support children engaging in risky play while still fulfilling the duty of care as an educator and/or care provider.
Participants will also learn how to develop and conduct risk/benefit assessments, including the dynamic risk assessment wherein children are included in the assessment and management of risk, and will examine how all of these risk assessments can be done within their own specific educational or recreational settings. For more information visit http://childnature.ca/forest-school-canada/
April 16 – 8:30am – 3:00pm
Redfish Elementary School, Balfour, SD8
Participate in a day of outdoor learning day for culturally relevant, land-based teaching and learn how to indigenize your class plans and classroom. Learn how to use the Medicine Wheel as a template to help ensure that Indigenous Worldview and Perspectives are reflected in all aspects of your teaching. Participants will also explore Core Competencies and how they are embedded in our Traditional Indigenous pedagogy; as well as how to embed them into your classroom and teaching practice.
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. If you would like to host this workshop in your community, please go to our Book-a-Workshop page: http://cbeen.ca/book-a-workshop
May 4, 9:00am – 2:30pm
Elk Valley Nordic Centre, Fernie
Coyote Mentoring is a powerful nature-based educational model that fosters a deep connection with the natural world. Focusing on play, story telling and nature crafts, Coyote Mentoring is an amazing way of getting both children and adults to learn…without knowing it.
This workshop will give you:
June 16/17 & June 30/July1
This certification by the Recerational Canoeing Association of BC is an introductory canoeing instructor course for outdoor leaders such as school teachers, camp staff or outdoor educators. Previous experience is beneficial but not required. Canoes and all gear is available on request. Self guided practice and theory preparation will likely be required in between the two weekends.
Course content includes:
To register, email CBEEN Member Roger Warnatsch: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 18 -21, 2018
St. Eugene Mission Resort
EECOM National Conferences are Canada’s largest, regular gatherings of environmental learning stakeholders, and provide unparalleled professional development and networking opportunities. The theme for the 2018 Conference is Classrooms to Communities (C2C) which envisions learners and educators being deeply connected to place, community and planet, able to effectively communicate their stories of connectedness, and are taking responsibility to do so.
Registration will open in May, 2018.