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

If for any reason we are not able to run a workshop, we will provide participants with as much notice as possible, and will offer a full refund.

View our refund policy. Please note that since we are already supporting these financially, we cannot also provide bursary support for individuals to attend.

The Art of Participatory Leadership: Hosting meaningful conversations that matter

Facilitators: David Stevenson and Bob Stilger

August 30-Sept 2, Yasodhara Ashram, Kootenay Lake


Join us on the beautiful shores of Kootenay Lake to deep dive into three days of hands-on learning and skill building in the Art of Hosting. Come away with new understanding of theories, methods, tools and practices that leaders and change-makers can use to co-create solutions to complex challenges like climate change. This retreat will build your capacity for incorporating collaborative solutions, conflict resolution and collective wisdom building into your personal and organizational leadership practice with a focus on community action.

$25 discount for CBEEN Members!  Join/renew

2.5 Day Immersive Coyote Mentoring Course

Facilitated by Nature’s Tracks Forest Play

August 28-30, Lake Windermere Lakeshore Resort & Campground, Akisqnuk First Nation


This course is an immersive expansion on the introductory Coyote Mentoring Workshop that has been held in communities across the Columbia Basin. This 2.5 day workshop will allow participants to go deeper and experience the learning cycles and practice in a deeper way.

This workshop is facilitated by an experienced team from Nature’s Tracks Forest Play.

Forest and Nature School Practitioner’s Course

Facilitated by Forest School Canada and hosted by Outdoor Connections


The course includes an intensive, 5-day in-person portion where all educators come together to facilitate the formation of a community of practice. The in-person part of the course is physically and mentally engaging, and is meant to be a transformative and immersive nature-based experience.

Following the in-person part of the course, educators return home to launch into course work, which includes self-directed reading, completing assignments, and delivering six practice Forest and Nature School sessions to a student group. During this time, educators will be assessed to ensure they are meeting all course assessment criteria and following best practices in the Forest and Nature School field.

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2020 Inquiring Voices Environmental Education Gathering

Facilitated by CBEEN & Rocky Mountain Place-based Learning Network – a Local Chapter of EEPSA

September 25-27, Quantum Leaps Retreat (near Golden)

CBEEN’s 2020 Inquiring Voices Environmental Education Gathering will take place at Quantum Leaps Retreat near Golden from September 25-27, 2020. Participants can arrive anytime in the evening on Friday, September 25, and we will close the event following lunch on Sunday, September 27.

The goal of this annual event is to bring together educators to learn, share, connect, and collaborate with one another. These retreats are a great opportunity to network, exchange resources and stories, inspire one another, and have fun through dialogue and activity.

Virtual Classrooms to Communities Provincial Conference

Facilitated by the BC Classrooms to Communities Partnership

October 23,  Online

Call For Proposals Now Open!

Place-Based Learning is a core foundation of our curriculum in British Columbia. Educators and students across the province are excited to be inquiring about issues and priorities that matter most to our communities with a more ‘local lens’. By helping educators to connect classroom and community through a focus on people, place and planet, this professional development conference hopes to inspire more promising practices and transformative learning in our schools and communities.

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.

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2021 Local Chapter Leadership Clinic

Facilitated by CBEEN & EEPSA

April 23-25, Nipika Mountain Resort, Kootenay National Park

The 2021 Local Chapter Leadership Clinic is an opportunity for EEPSA local chapters to team-build and plan while networking and collaborating with other local chapters. It will provide time and opportunities to do so in a beautiful setting, while also providing opportunities for outdoor recreation and rejuvenation.

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. Click here for more information. Must be a CBEEN member to participate.  Join/renew.

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