Workshops for Educators and Parents
Tricia is available to conduct workshops for early childhood education centres, parent participation preschools, conferences, and school groups. If you’re interested in a different topic, please ask!
Learning In the Forest: Drawing Inspiration From Forest Schools
Nature is a wonderful teacher, and free play in natural places is important for children’s early learning and sense of place. Learn about the growing movement towards forest schools and how you can incorporate elements of this style of outdoor learning into your classroom.
Stop and Smell the Flowers: Becoming a Nature Mentor For Children
You want to teach your children about the wonderful forests, streams, and other natural areas around our city, but you don’t know where to begin. Don’t worry! Even if you’re not a scientist, you and your children can still delight in nature. It’s not how much you know – it’s how excited you are! Get inspired to take your kids outside!
Creating Natural Places to Play
So you want to create an amazing place for your children or students to play? Get inspired by examples of natural play spaces around the world.
Learning and Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom
How does outdoor classroom management work? Will your group run off in twenty different directions? Learn how to work in an outdoor classroom space and manage a group when you’re outside.
Loving the Outdoors Through Literature
Books often make us think about snuggling on the couch with the kids. But there are books that can take us far, far away from our homes, out into the forests and mud puddles of our imagination. Learn how to use books to bring nature into the classroom and encourage children to explore outdoors.
Learning in the Forest at the Burnaby CCRR, Thursday, July 4th, 7-9 pm.
Click here for a list of great outdoor literature for kids
Click here for nature rhymes used as energizers in the workshops.