Outdoor Learning Workshop

Unfortunately, this workshop session has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for future rescheduling details.

School grounds around Nova Scotia are transforming. The Outdoor Learning Fund gives each elementary School $25,000 to improve their grounds to include outdoor classrooms, gardens areas, outdoor stage and sharing areas, and other natural features.

Are you ready to use outdoor spaces to support student learning? If you are an educator interested in taking learning outside the classroom, this two-day workshop is for you!


Dates: TBA

Location: On-Site at Wolfville School Grounds and nearby Community Green-spaces. Adverse weather location at Wolfville Recreation Centre.
Delivery: Experiential workshop (experience, practice, reflect)

Cost:

  • Acadia students: $100
  • In-Service teachers: $395 (may be eligible for coverage under Article 60 — contact your RCE)

What to bring:

  • Notepad and paper
  • Packed lunch and water
  • Clothes for all weather:
    • hot and sunny (sunhat, etc.)
    • cold and wet (snow gear, rain gear)

Topics

  • Pedagogy and practices of outdoor learning
  • Indigenous ways of learning
  • Safety and risk
  • Curriculum linkages
  • Play-based learning
  • Nature learning
  • Group management
  • Nature as co-teacher

Facilitators

  • Dr. Janet Dyment: Director, School of Education
  • Page Murphy: forest school practitioner, certified elementary school teacher, and early childhood educator
  • Anjeanette LeMay: PHE Canada National Mentor in Outdoor Learning and Outdoor Education, School and Community Garden Educator, and experiential educator and trainer