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.

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Get Outdoors in 2020

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

Various Dates & Locations in the Columbia Basin (TBA)

In the midst of COVID-19, there is no better time to take your learning outdoors. Outdoor learning supports physical distancing as well as mental and physical health of both educators and students.

This engaging ‘Get Outdoors’ workshop will model how to undertake physically distanced activities in the Get Outdoors handbook to help support manageable and successful outdoor classroom experiences. All participants will receive a complimentary copy of the ‘Get Outdoors’ educator handbook!


2020 Virtual Classrooms to Communities Provincial Conference

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

October 23,  Online

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.

CBEEN can cover the cost of registration for our members! Request support here:

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.

The Art of Participatory Leadership: Hosting meaningful conversations that matter

Facilitators: David Stevenson and Bob Stilger

August 30-Sept 2, Yasodhara Ashram, Kootenay Lake



The COVID experience has presented some very real challenges to all of us, yet within these challenges are gifts to re-evaluate what is important and how we want to move forward both individually and collectively. The Art of Participatory Leadership provides more than tools, it creates a community of practitioners to make this transition easier. We need to be together to imagine and co-create the changes needed now. We are dedicated to help make this happen. Our team is now developing new plans for an innovative approach to learning the Art of Participatory Leadership. This approach will be virtual and may include some limited blended virtual and face-to-face sessions in different locations in BC for those who can gather safely for part of a day. More information will be posted when it’s ready.

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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Inquiring Voices Environmental Education Gathering

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

Quantum Leaps Retreat (near Golden)


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.

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

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