Online Live Learning Events
We are pleased to offer the following webinars in partnership with our members and partners.
Ask An Educator: Communities as Classrooms – Finding Inspiration Locally
Friday, June 5 (World Environment Day!)
2pm-3pm Pacific / 3pm-4pm Mountain
Facilitated by a panel of educators / Hosted by Science World
We will explore how students and families can use their local places to support learning connected to curriculum. Join our special guests, educators Megan Zeni and Alex Johansen, as they share tips on safe outdoor learning and sustainability in the context of place-based learning. This session is suitable for educators and caregivers.
Wild Voices Online
Wednesdays & Thursdays in May & June
10am-11am Pacific / 11am-12pm Mountain
Facilitated by our team of Wild Voices Community Educators / Hosted by CBEEN
CBEEN is offering some of our Wild Voices programming in an online webinar series for students! Our team of community educators has engaging 1 hour sessions planned exploring topics from wildlife, to invasive species management, climate action, and more. Our hope is that these online sessions provide a way for students to connect with environmental education wherever their learning is taking place. These are free of charge, and are listed with the grade levels that they are appropriate for.
Getting Hands-on with Invasive Species
Wednesday, June 17
4:30pm Pacific / 5:30pm Mountain
Facilitated by Sue Staniforth / Hosted by Green Teacher
Join this virtual exploration of hands-on approaches to teaching about invasive species. Sue Staniforth is a BC-based biologist, educator, facilitator, and evaluation consultant who excels in working as part of a team in facilitating collective learning and success. Her emphasis is on transformational educational approaches that go beyond information transfer to promoting awareness, inspiration, empowerment, and action.
Keeping it Local: Celebrating Place-Based Teaching, Learning and Leadership in B.C.
Thursday June 18
3:30-5:00pm Pacific / 4:30-6:00pm Mountain
Hosted by the BC Classrooms to Communities Provincial Network
On June 18, join teachers, community educators and other leaders from across B.C. for our 10th annual C2C Summer Solstice Event. We’ll share successful practices from regions around the province and celebrate our work that connects students with place and the outdoors during these challenging times. What’s inspiring your practice?
Virtual Classrooms to Communities Provincial Conference
Friday, October 23
Facilitated by the Classrooms to Communities Network (including CBEEN, KBEE & EEPSA)
Place-Based Learning is a core foundation of our curriculum in B.C.. Educators and students across the province are excited to be inquiring about issues and priorities that matter most to our communities with a ‘local lens’. By helping educators connect classroom and community through a focus on people, place and planet, this online professional development event will inspire promising practices and transformative learning in our schools and communities.
Because of COVID-19, this is a unique conference, in that we will be delivering all of our workshops digitally. Despite not being able to gather face-to-face in community spaces, the focus of the conference is still how to connect students to their communities.
Connect with Nature
Every day, at whatever time works for you!
Facilitated by Mother Nature
Especially at this time, we encourage you to take time for yourself outdoors and connecting to nature. For ideas on ways to do this, check this page out. And for more information on the benefits of connecting with nature and its application as a well-being intervention, read more here. This meta-analysis of research studies published in the last decade indicates that repeated contact with nature produces larger benefits to well-being than other interventions.