Workshops & Webinars

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

Recordings are available here:

Certificates of completion can be issued upon request following the workshop.

Imaginative Ecological Education

Facilitated by Gillian Judson. Hosted by the Outdoor Learning Store & Partners.

4:00-5:00 Pacific, Tues, April 20

Join Dr. Gillian Judson of imaginED and the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University as she shares some of her work around engaging students with their natural and cultural contexts, which is a central aim of Imaginative Ecological Education, or IEE.

This webinar will introduce learning principles and practical Place-based teaching strategies that can help students engage with the mystery and wonder of the world around them as they meet curricular objectives.

The Sky Above and the Mud Below

Facilitated by David Sobel. Hosted by the Outdoor Learning Store & Partners.

4:00-5:00 Pacific, Tues, April 27

We invite you to join author and renowned place-based learning expert David Sobel who will share insights from his resource book, The Sky Above and the Mud Below: Lessons from Forest Classrooms and Nature Kindergartens.

David Sobel is a Professor Emeritus in the Education Department at Antioch University New England. He consults and lectures internationally on place-based education, children’s relationship with nature and nature-based early childhood education.

Water Testing Resources & Equipment for Educators

Facilitated by Water Rangers’ Laura Gilbert and Juno Garrah. Hosted by the Outdoor Learning Store & Partners.

4:00-5:00 Pacific, Tues, May 4

Join Water Rangers’ Laura Gilbert (Community & Research Coordinator) and Juno Garrah (Environmental Education Coordinator) to learn about their water education resources. These include testing kits, downloadable activity sheets, their brand new teacher’s guide, and more.

Water Rangers builds the tools to help classrooms, citizens and scientists easily record and analyze water data so that they can use the data to learn about problems, share discoveries and engage with their communities.

Teaching Kids and Teens about Climate Change

Facilitated by Ian Shanahan of Green Teacher. Hosted by the Outdoor Learning Store & Partners.

4:00 – 5:00pm Pacific, Thurs, May 6

Teaching climate change to young learners is a balancing act. How can we lead explorations of difficult truths without overwhelming young minds and further exacerbating eco-anxiety?

Join this interactive workshop where we touch on systems thinking, kinesthetic learning, youth empowerment, solutions-oriented collaboration, and facilitating measurable local change. While there’s no magic, catch-all solution, we offer a collection of tried and tested hands-on activities from Green Teacher’s popular books Teaching Kids About Climate Change and Teaching Teens About Climate Change.

The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry

Facilitated by Haley Higdon of Natural Curiosity. Hosted by the Outdoor Learning Store & Partners.

4:00-5:00 Pacific, Thurs, May 13

Join Haley Higdon of Natural Curiosity to learn about the 2nd edition of their resource, The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry. This resource supports a stronger basic awareness of Indigenous perspectives and their importance to environmental education.

The driving motivation for a second edition was the burning need, in the wake of strong and unequivocal recommendations by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to situate Indigenous perspectives into the heart of Canadian educational settings and curricula, most notably in connection with environmental issues.

Online Learning: Inspiring Environmental Learning through Music & Song!

Facilitated by teacher and eco-singer Remy Rodden. Hosted by the Outdoor Learning Store & Partners.

4:00 – 5:00pm Pacific, Thurs May 20

In this “voices-on” workshop, we’ll investigate the wonderful world of “envirosongs” or “songs for environmental education”. Veteran educator and eco-singer Remy Rodden will lead you in a few tunes to lift your mid-winter spirits and celebrate the natural world. He’ll also share some tips on how to use music and song to supplement your teaching for different grades, some song-writing ideas and where to find other resources.

You’ll also be invited to share your success stories using music as a launchpad for environmental inquiry. If nothing else, we’ll have fun singing together!

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