Workshops & Webinars

We are pleased to offer the following workshops & webinars in partnership with our members and partners.

If for any reason we are not able to run an event, we will provide participants with as much notice as possible, and if there is a fee we will offer a full refund. View our COVID-19 policy, and our refund policy.

Valuing Individuals with Disabilities in the Outdoors Webinar

Facilitated by Karen Lai & Hosted by CBEEN, Take Me Outside, Green Teacher & C2c

September 30, 4pm-5:15pm Pacific

Inclusion is a complex word and it is filled with different layers, along with meanings. We recognize that the outdoors provides a platform for learning, discovering, or exploring for all children and we want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to access this. This session will provide the space to have conversations about strategies of the inclusion of students with disabilities in the outdoors.

Karen Lai works as an independent consultant in accessibility and inclusion. She holds a Master of Arts in Human Kinetics where she examined the social theories behind social inclusion of people with disabilities.

Cost: Free!

Get Outdoors 2.0 Workshops

Facilitated by WildBC in partnership with CBEEN, KBEE & BC Parks

Kimberley: Sat, Oct 3, 10am-12:30pm (SOLD OUT)

Fernie: Tues, Oct 6, 3:45pm-6pm (SOLD OUT)

Nelson: Wed, Oct 7 (NEW DATE) 3:30pm-6pm (SOLD OUT)

Invermere: POSTPONED (new date tba)

This engaging ‘Get Outdoors’ workshop will model how to undertake outdoor activities in the Get Outdoors Educator Handbook to help support manageable and successful outdoor classroom experiences, with plenty of activities that can be adapted to supporting physical distancing.

All participants will receive a complimentary copy of the Get Outdoors Educator Handbook and all attendees who are CBEEN members will receive a $50 coupon that they can use towards outdoor learning resources at our new Outdoor Learning Store!

Max 15 participants/workshop

Cost: Free!

Workshops: Getting Comfortable with Outdoor Learning (in all kinds of weather)

Facilitated by Dave Quinn & hosted by CBEEN

 Nakusp: Mon Oct 5, 3:30 – 5:30pm
Creston: Tues Oct 13, 3:30 – 5:30pm
Golden: Mon Oct 19, 3:30 – 5:30pm

Outdoor Educator Dave Quinn will head outside with educators to explore some of the basic techniques and simple tools you can use to normalize outdoor, socially-distanced learning for your students, and will introduce basic activities and tools to make it easier and more effective for you as a teacher to teach outdoors safely and effectively in all kinds of weather.

Dave Quinn is a wildlife biologist, a BC-certified teacher and a certified wilderness guide who has led expeditions in the Kootenays, the Canadian Arctic and West Coast, as well as overseas.

All attendees who are CBEEN members will receive a $50 coupon that they can use towards outdoor learning resources at our new Outdoor Learning Store! 

Cost: $10 for CBEEN Members / $40 for non-members

Webinar: Getting Comfortable with Outdoor Learning (in all kinds of weather)

Facilitated by Dave Quinn & Hosted by Green Teacher in partnership with CBEEN

October 14, Online

Outdoor Educator Dave Quinn will explore some of the basic techniques and simple tools you can use to normalize outdoor learning for your students, and make it easier and more effective for you as a teacher to teach outdoors safely and effectively in all kinds of weather.

Dave Quinn is a wildlife biologist, a BC-certified teacher, and a certified wilderness guide leading expeditions in the Kootenays, the Canadian Arctic and West Coast, as well as overseas.

Cost: By Donation

2020 Virtual Classrooms to Communities Provincial Conference

Facilitated by the BC Classrooms to Communities Partnership (including CBEEN, KBEE & EEPSA)

October 23,  Online

The conference will consist of a variety of place-based workshops, experiences, gatherings, community-based excursions and opportunities for collaboration and dialogue. Collaborative, co-delivered offerings celebrated shared successes and goals related to place-based learning are encouraged.

CBEEN can cover the cost of registration for our members! Request support here: https://cbeen.ca/c2c

Cost: $50 until September 30 / $75 after

Webinar: The Ktunaxa story of Lightning, Thunder, Fox, and Coyote

Facilitated by Nasuʔkin (Chief) Joe Pierre & hosted by Green Teacher in partnership with CBEEN

4:30pm Pacific, November 4, Online

A coming of age story.

A journey of Enlightenment.

An evil tyrant and the young warriors who attempt to defeat him.

A lesson in patience and the power of working together, as well as, the power of rainbows.

Using the Ktunaxa story of Lighting, Thunder, Fox and Coyote, Nasuʔkin (Chief) Joe Pierre will take you on a story journey that encircles our Mother Earth. After this, he will share some of his insights into this story and how these lessons can be applied to the times we find ourselves in. We hope that you will come along for this journey with the fox and coyote brothers. It’s a good one 😉

Cost: By Donation

Webinar: Game of Groans – Winter is Coming! Tips and Tricks for All Classes to extend successful outdoor learning into the winter months

Facilitated by Dave Quinn & hosted by CBEEN

Nov 19, 3:30-4:30 Pacific, 4:30-5:30 Mountain

Outdoor learning is still the best way to achieve social distancing, AND a whole host of other social, mental, and academic outcomes for your students, so don’t let winter curb your enthusiasm for outdoor learning. Veteran winter Outdoor Educator Dave Quinn will share some basic ideas, tips, and tools from over two decades of delivering experiential, outdoor winter programming for organizations like the Wildsight, Avalanche Canada, and his own Treehouse Outdoor Education to help make winter outdoor learning a regular part of your class routine.

2021 Leadership Clinic

Facilitated by CBEEN, EEPSA & KBEE

April 23-25, 2021

This Leadership Clinic is an opportunity for EEPSA local chapters to team-build and plan while networking and collaborating with other local chapters. Registration is open to approved EEPSA Local Chapter Team members from the Columbia Basin, and selected representatives from EEPSA Local Chapters outside of the Columbia Basin.

We strongly encourage all local chapters to invite at least one member of their school districts Aboriginal/Indigenous Education Team to further support stronger connections between Outdoor & Environmental Education and Indigenous Land-based Learning.

Forest School Canada Practitioners Course

Facilitated by Forest School Canada & Hosted by Outdoor Connections in partnership with CBEEN

June 17-20, 2021 (starting online in January 2020), Fernie

This course is an intensive, self-directed professional learning opportunity for teachers and early childhood educators who want to start Forest and Nature School programs. The course takes most educators 8-12 months to complete, and educators must commit to completing all course content in order to become a certified Forest and Nature School Practitioner.

This course will give educators the theoretical and practical tools they need to safely and effectively establish and run Forest and Nature School programs. Themes to be covered include the theoretical underpinnings of FNS, practical skills, and establishment and delivery. There is a strong emphasis in this course on self-directed, experiential, and inquiry-based outdoor learning.

Cost: $1650

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