Workshops & Webinars

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

4 Seasons of Indigenous Learning 2024-2025 Course

October, 2024 – May, 2025

In partnership with 50+ non-profit organizations

In partnership with over 50 non-profit organizations, we offer the 4 Seasons of Indigenous Learning course as an acknowledgement that authentically undertaking a personal learning journey towards Truth and Reconciliation takes more than just a day or month each year, but should be across all 4 Seasons.

Registration is open and includes:

  1. Self-paced Learning Modules (30 mins/month)
  2. Monthly Virtual Gatherings with Indigenous Presenters (60 mins/month)
  3. Access to the Recordings (if you can’t make the live presentations)
  4. $25 towards excellent Indigenous Learning Resources
  5. A Certificate of Completion

Connecting to the Land, the Métis Way

July 8 – 29, 2024, 4pm Pacific / 7 pm Eastern

With Leah Marie Dorian

Join Leah Marie Dorian to dive into excellent learning resources for kids to explore Métis knowledge, culture and history connected to the land. Resources include translations into Michif, and offers incredibly vibrant illustrations giving insight into Métis life.
Session Dates:
  1. Monday, July 8 – 7pm Eastern Time / 4pm Pacific Time
  2. Monday, July 15 – 7pm Eastern Time / 4pm Pacific Time
  3. Monday, July 22 – 7pm Eastern Time / 4pm Pacific Time
  4. Monday July 29 – 7pm Eastern Time / 4pm Pacific Time
Registrants will receive: 

Free Outdoor Learning Seasonal Virtual Workshops!

September – October

  • Registration is FREE and there will be plenty of draw prizes for attendees!
  • All registrants will receive a discount code to access outdoor learning resources when they register
  • All Virtual Workshops are 60 minutes and will take place at 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern
  • For those who can’t attend live these will each be recorded and all registrants will be emailed with the link to the recording
  • Following the workshop, participants will receive a link to access a Certificate of Attendance

Fall 2024 Workshops include: 

  1. Land-based Learning and Reconciliation: Resources for Teaching TEENS
  2. Land-based Learning and Reconciliation: Resources for Teaching CHILDREN
  3. How to Teach Nature Journaling: Curiosity, Wonder, Attention
  4. Climate Connections: Climate Change Education in Outdoor Learning
  5. FutureMakers: Resources to Inspire Students for Sustainability

2024 Inquiring Voices Gathering for Educators

September 27 – 29, 2024, Riondel, BC

With other Columbia Basin educators!

This starts late afternoon Friday September 27, and it ends at ~1pm on Sunday, September 29.

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.

Registration includes all meals, accommodation and learning supplies.

Naturally Inclusive – Engaging Children of All Abilities Outdoors

October 21 – November 18, 2024, 4pm Pacific / 7 pm Eastern

With Dr. Ruth Wilson & Karen Lai

Drawing on her knowledge of research and her decades of work with children in nature, join Ruth as she weaves together advice, real-life examples, and testimonies from educators and families on the healing, nurturing power of nature in the lives of young children with diverse abilities.
Joining us too is Karen Lai, Accessibility and Inclusion Specialist who will share expertise and her lived experience perspective on what it means to truly offer inclusive programming.
Session Dates & Themes:
  1. Accessibility and Inclusion in the Outdoors: Monday, October 21 – 7pm Eastern Time / 4pm Pacific Time
  2. Welcoming Spaces and Places: Monday, October 28 – 7pm Eastern Time / 4pm Pacific Time
  3. Equal Opportunities: Monday, November 4 – 7pm Eastern Time / 4pm Pacific Time
  4. Envisioning a More Inclusive Future: Monday November 18 – 7pm Eastern Time / 4pm Pacific Time
Registrants will receive: 
Your Facilitators: 

Dr. Ruth Wilson works as an educational consultant and curriculum writer with special expertise in the area of early childhood environmental education and other initiatives in connecting young children with nature. Dr. Wilson’s career includes working as a classroom teacher in both regular and special education settings and with Sesame Street in designing nature education programs.

Karen Lai is an Experienced Consultant in Accessibility and Inclusion, particularly focusing on individuals with disabilities. She leads honest and authentic conversations about inclusion by instilling a sense of curiosity, thus shifting the culture of inclusion.

Course Recommended Resource:

Naturally Inclusive: Engaging Children of all Abilities Outdoors by Ruth Wilson, PhD. Upon registration you will receive a 10% discount code towards helping access Outdoor Learning Resources, including this book.

Group / Organization Registration:

We offer 10% off for groups of 10 or more who register together. You can use this discount code at checkout: UTWRQCTY

Outdoor Learning Certification Program

30 hours, self-paced – start at any time

Learn how to integrate the outdoors into your teaching practice using effective strategies and resources in this interactive online course for K-12 educators.

The course includes:

  • 30 hrs of Self-paced Learning through 10 Online Learning Modules
  • 3 Live Workshops (recorded if you can’t make it live)
  • Hands-on activities for you and your class as you learn
  • Outdoor Learning Certificate (upon completion)
  • $10 CAD Coupon for the Outdoor Learning Store
  • Discounts at the Take Me Outside Store
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