We are pleased to host environmental learning workshops with our members and partners.
Forest School Canada Risky Play Workshop

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

Around the Medicine Wheel: Indigenizing your class planning and your classroom

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:

Coyote Mentoring 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:

  •  a chance to rediscover a child-like passion for the natural world
  •  an opportunity to experience what it is like to participate in a program based on the Coyote mentoring program
  •  an introduction to the natural learning cycle and essential routines that ground and reconnect us with the natural world
  •  an understanding of how stories can be used to create powerful learning experiences.
Lakewater Instructor Level 1 course

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:

  • Beginner and advanced tandem skills
  • Basic solo skills
  • Teaching skills and course structure
  • Group management
  • Safety procedures, regulations and equipment
  • Presenting theory topics
  • Written exam submitted after the course

To register, email CBEEN Member Roger Warnatsch:

Canadian Classrooms to Communities Conference

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.

Click here to read more.

Registration will open  in May, 2018. 

Please note: since we are already supporting these workshops we cannot provide additional support through our professional development bursary program.
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