We are pleased to offer the following workshops in partnership with our members and partners.
Please note that since we are already supporting these financially, we cannot also provide bursary support for individuals to attend.
Environmental Education Leadership Clinic
Facilitated by CBEEN & EEPSA
April 24-26, Nipika Mountain Resort, Kootenay National Park
The 2020 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.
Outdoor Learning and Risky Play
Facilitator: Megan Zeni
6:30-8:00pm, April 30, Trail/Rosssland (Tba)
A workshop for educators and parents about the benefits of outdoor learning and risky play, and how it can be an excellent resource for cross-curricular learning.
Megan currently teaches outdoors (part time) at her children’s local K-7 public school and piloted a re-think of how we allocate prep time in our school. She now teaches outside all day – she does not have an indoor space to teach in! You can read more about how she transitioned to teaching 100% outdoors here.
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!
BEETLES Workshop: Science and Teaching for Field Instructors
Facilitator: David Barnum
May 2, Creston
BEETLES (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning & Expertise Sharing) infuses outdoor science programs with research-based approaches and tools to improve science teaching and learning. They provide experiences and rationale about outdoor science instruction designed to inspire instructors to improve their teaching. Their student activities inspire students’ wonder and curiosity about the natural world, support their innate tendencies for exploration and guide them to make explanations based on evidence. Learn more…
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON!
The Art of Participatory Leadership: Hosting meaningful conversations that matter
Facilitators: David Stevenson and Bob Stilger
May 6-9, Yasodhara Ashram, Kootenay Lake
HOW CAN WE MOST EFFECTIVELY RISE AND RESPOND TO THE URGENT CALL FOR CLIMATE ACTION?
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
Forest and Nature School Practitioner’s Course
Facilitated by Forest School Canada and hosted by Outdoor Connections
June 17-21, Fernie
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.
Read more: http://childnature.ca/forest-school-canada/
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, and is hosted by the Akisqnuk First Nation’s Eva Joseph Learning & Cultural Society.
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON!
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.
2020 Classrooms to Communities Provincial Conference
Facilitated by the BC Classrooms to Communities Partnership
October 23-25, Prince George
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.
Read more. Registration will open in Spring, 2020!