Connecting Children with Nature
Take children outside and reap the benefits of place-based learning in nature - you don't need to be an expert naturalist to use the outdoor classroom effectively! This workshop includes experiential strategies, practical teaching tools, and group management tips. We will explore cross-curricular activities that heighten sensory awareness, focus learning, and use critical inquiry skills to engage students with nature and the world around them.
The meet address is: 20285 8th Ave, Langley in the 1st parking lot in the south entrance of Campbell Valley Regional Park.
If you get lost, you can reach me on my cell at (778) 808-1342.
We will be starting at 10:00 AM sharp and ending at Noon.
Please dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes as we'll be outside hiking on trails.
You will also need to bring your own lunch.
A booklet will be available online after this workshop.
Vanessa is passionately involved with anything green, watery or mountainous! This love affair started with an Honours B.Sc. in Ecology and field work in radio-tracking snakes. Its continued with environmental education as a certified B.Ed. classroom teacher and interpretation as a Vancouver Aquarium interpreter and a Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Interpretation Specialist. Vanessa recently completed a Masters of Ecological Education to further the study of how to connect people to nature’s awe and wonder, and how to inspire care of place and wild things.
Lisa’s joy and passion has been connecting people with nature since the late 90’s. After two summers with Parks Canada, Lisa joined Metro Vancouver Regional Parks (MVRP) in 1997 as a seasonal park interpreter. She has contributed to MVRP working as a Park Interpretation Specialist, Community Development Coordinator and Special Events Assistant. It is her delight to be connecting teachers and students to nature again as Park Interpretation Leader. To be muddy, amongst the trees and wild things, recharges her soul.