Workshops & Webinars

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

Recordings are available here: cbeen.ca/videos

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

Climate Change & Sustainability Education Resources

Tues, Jan 31 – 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern

With Ian Shanahan (Green Teacher) and Sam Levac-Levey (Solutions)

Join Ian Shanahan & Sam Levac-Levey to learn about some fantastic resources for educating, engaging, and empowering students around climate change and sustainability education.

Sam is the developer of the Solutions, a board game to inform and inspire hope and action for the climate. Solutions was designed with educators in mind. Each solution card played requires students to actively engage with the solution, think critically, and discuss it with their peers.

Ian is the Editor of Green Teacher, a world-renowned organization that has published hundreds of practical examples, activities, and lesson plans from teachers who are making a difference in their classrooms and communities.

All registrants will be entered to win some great draw prizes! Following the workshop, you will receive a link to the resources shared, the recording, and access your Certificate of Attendance.

You can access these empowering resources here:

  1. Solutions Board Game
  2. Teaching Kids about Climate Change
  3. Teaching Teens about Climate Change
  4. Teaching Green Series: for Elementary, Middle & High Schools

Taking Math Outdoors: Practical Ideas & Examples

Tues, Feb 7 – 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern

With Pamela Gibson & Janice Haines (Learning for a Sustainable Future)

Wondering how you can further the outdoor experience for your students beyond science and geography? Perhaps re-envisioning your Math Program can help. Join Pamela Gibson & Janice Haines of Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) for some inspiring ideas and practical ways of connecting math curricula with outside. It’s a liberating experience!

Pamela is a career long classroom teacher with k-10 experience and has been taking students outdoors for decades. To get at curriculum she uses a hands-on experiential approach, place based outdoor learning and inquiry.

Janice is an elementary teacher with a passion for learning outdoors and in the community. Janice has been using the Sustainable Development Goals to help children become informed active citizens who are taking action and making a difference in their communities.

All registrants will be entered to win some great draw prizes! Following the workshop, you will receive a link to the resources shared, the recording, and access your Certificate of Attendance.

You can access some of the Outdoor Math Resources that will be shared here:

  1. Math in Nature Seasonal Series
  2. Messy Maths: A Playful, Outdoor Approach for Early Years

Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults

Wed, Feb 8 – 4pm Pacific / 5pm Mountain

With Author Monique Gray Smith

Join us to learn from award-winning, best-selling author and professional consultant Monique Gray Smith as she shares about her most recent published book, the adaptation of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ for the Young Adult audience.

Monique has written eight books including Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation, My Heart Fills with Happiness, You Hold Me Up, Lucy and Lola, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, and When We Are Kind. Monique”s most recent novel, Tilly and the Crazy Eights was long listed for Canada Reads 2021. Monique is Cree, Lakota, and Scottish.

Join Monique for this engaging workshop on how to share Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants with Young Adults..

All registrants will be entered to win some great draw prizes! In addition in your confirmation email you will also be sent a discount code to access Indigenous Learning Resources at our non-profit Outdoor Learning Store, including Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults. Following the workshop you will receive a link to access your Certificate of Attendance.

Green Ummah & The Great Outdoors

Tues, Feb 21 – 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern

With Aadil Nathani, Co-founder of Green Ummah

Join Aadil Nathani of Green Ummah, a non-profit organization with the goal of creating a green movement in the Muslim community.

Aadil has responded to the urgent need to address climate change and the responsibility that we have to take care of the planet by co-founding Green Ummah with the hope that it can provide simple, practical solutions for Muslims to be more environmentally friendly.

Aadil will share some ideas and resources from the work of Green Ummah, and will also share the work of Ambreen Tariq, author of Fatima’s Great Outdoors, and of the founder of @BrownPeopleCamping.

All registrants will be entered to win some great draw prizes! Following the workshop, you will receive a link to the resources shared, the recording, and access your Certificate of Attendance.

Access Fatima’s Great Outdoors

A People’s Curriculum for the Earth

Tues, Feb 28 – 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern

With Author & Teacher, Tim Swinehart

Tim Swinehart is a high school teacher and co-author of A People’s Curriculum for the Earth: Teaching Climate Change and the Environmental Crisis.

This resource book for educators features some of the best articles from Rethinking Schools magazine alongside classroom-friendly readings on climate change, energy, water, food, and pollution – as well as on people who are working to make things better.

At a time when it’s becoming increasingly obvious that life on Earth is at risk, here is a resource that helps students see what’s wrong and imagine solutions.

All registrants will be entered to win some great draw prizes! Following the workshop, you will receive a link to the resources shared, the recording, and access your Certificate of Attendance.

Access A People’s Curriculum for the Earth Educator Resource Book

School Gardening: Teaching Tools & Resources

Tues, Mar 7 – 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern

With School Garden Educators, Kaci Rae Christopher and Megan Zeni

With spring around the corner, we are excited to bring back Megan Zeni and Kaci Rae Christopher, two amazing school garden specialists!

Kaci Rae is a School Garden & Farm Educator, and author of The School Garden Curriculum: An Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking.

Megan is a Teacher and School Garden Educator, and the co-curator of the Soil Study and Inquiry Kit, as well as the Looking Closely Outdoor Learning Kit.

Kaci Rae & Megan will share some tips, tricks, activities and resources for taking your learning into your school or community garden. We will also share the learning resource that accompanies the Food Cycler for Schools.

All registrants will be entered to win some great draw prizes! Following the workshop, you will receive a link to the resources shared, the recording, and access your Certificate of Attendance.

You can access these fantastic outdoor learning resources here:

  1. Soil Study & Inquiry Kit
  2. Looking Closely Outdoor Learning Kit
  3. The School Garden Curriculum
  4. Food Cycler for Schools

National Outdoor Conference

May 4-6, 2023, Banff AB

With EECOM, Take Me Outside & CBEEN

For the first time: a national conference on outdoor learning!

Join us in beautiful Banff, Alberta for the chance to connect with experts in the field, colleagues, and community partners through workshops, panels, and keynote speakers.

The conference will focus on three main topics:

  • Environmental climate change education
  • Indigenous knowledge & perspectives
  • Health and well-being

INQUIRING VOICES GATHERING FOR EDUCATORS

Oct 19-21, 2023 – Blue Lake Camp (near Canal Flats, BC)

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.

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