CBEEN is pleased to host workshops, as well as support our members in hosting professional development workshops in their communities.
Classrooms to Communities

November  27 – 8:30am – 2:30pm
J.L. Crowe Secondary, Trail, SD20

Hosted by the Kootenay Columbia Environmental Educators (KCEE) – a Local Chapter of EEPSA

The Classrooms to Communities (C2C) workshop is an opportunity to help inspire, support and enhance the ongoing and evolving work of K-12 teachers in British Columbia School Communities to integrate Place-based Education as best practice. It is an invitation for school district staff and community partners to learn, share, connect and collaborate together to support Place-based Learning.

This workshop is offered as a partnership between School District 20, the Kootenay-Columbia Environmental Educators (KCEE), the Kootenay-Boundary Environmental Education Initiative and CBEEN.

$10 (includes lunch). Registration closes November 17th.


Climate Change Education Workshop

March 3

CBEEN is working with a number of regional, provincial and national partners to offer 1-day workshop for educators to learn more about how to deliver effective and accurate climate change education. This will be grounded in local climate science using projections for our region, as well as a solution-based approach for ways to engage in mitigation and adaptation.

This workshop will feature activities, discussion groups and examples of effective climate change education across the region and province. We will also look at best practices for sharing this information with audiences of all ages.

Registration will open soon! 

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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.


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Or contact the workshop coordinator, Kristina Leidums, at

Coyote Mentoring Workshop
May 4

Elk Valley (venue TBA)

Hosted by the East Kootenay Environmental Educators a Local Chapter of EEPSA

 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.

Registration will open soon!

EECOM 2018 Canadian Classrooms to Communities Conference
October 18 -21, 2018

 St. Eugene Mission Resort

From coast to coast to coast, over 300 educators will gather to learn, share and connect at this made-in-Canada environmental education conference. The theme for the 2018 Conference is Classrooms to Communities (C2C) which envisions learners and educators being deeply connected to place, community an d planet, able to effectively communicate their stories of connectedness, and are taking responsibility to do so.

Registration will open in Spring, 2018

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Please note: since we are already financially supporting the workshops below we cannot provide additional support through our professional development bursary program. Click here for our refund policy.
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