Inspiring Curiosity and Connections in Nature and Place
9:00am – 3:00pm, Saturday May 2
Canyon-Lister Elementary School, Creston
Join David Barnum in exploring how three key questions (I Know, I Wonder, It Reminds Me Of…) provide a framework for students’ explorations of the natural world. Activities will be based on the BEETLES Project (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning & Expertise Sharing) developed at The Lawrence Hall of Science; affiliated with University of California – Berkeley: http://beetlesproject.org/
How are we teaching in outdoor environments? Could approaches be reframed? We have time for that extra level of conversation depth usually not found in a typical work day. You will experience in a number of outdoor education activities and routines that focus on how students learn; returning home with much to think about!
Part of the day is focused on how journals provide insight into how learners are responding to natural (and urban) environments. Journals empower learners to express understandings in diverse and multi-modal ways, opening up windows into our thinking. Participants will also discover a variety of resources helpful to prompt journaling, engage in conversations and be inspired to use journaling in their own contexts.
Come prepared to share a little of what you do, or hope to do, as we dialogue about how to create deep connections with natural spaces and places. The day will be spent inside and outside so bring your magnifier (if you have one) and a journal! Please bring your own lunch & coffee/tea mug. This workshop includes complimentary snacks & tea/coffee.
David Barnum has taught and mentored in SFUs Graduate Diploma of Education (Nature-Based Education & Experiential Learning), has worked in the Okanagan School of Education, consulted on numerous learning resources and advocates for place-based learning in communities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98F2AxZwGAE&feature=youtu.behttps%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2K9zraW He is an HCTF (WILD School) facilitator https://www.hctfeducation.ca/school-programs/, is curious about lemurs and finds joy immersed in aquatic environments.