Outdoor Play Environments

This posting was originally published by the Canadian Museum of Nature. Humber College Early Childhood Education Program, Etobicoke, Ontario: creation of course for nature-based play that incorporates Indigenous knowledge in the Not for Profit (large organization) is one of the 2022 national finalists for the Canadian Museum of Nature's Nature Inspiration award! Humber College’s Early Childhood Education...

Thank you to Take Me Outside for providing this post. Take Me Outside is a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness and facilitating action on nature connection and outdoor learning in schools across Turtle Island (North America).  Last year, Take Me Outside Day had 8,900 educators and 400,000 learners participate in a week of events, activities and...

Thank you to the Outdoor Learning Store for providing this post. The Outdoor Learning Store has compiled a list of key dates and events/initiatives on outdoor learning professional development opportunities across North America and the world! Keep scrolling to explore and find an event (or many) that align with your outdoor learning and play interests! Ongoing, Online: #NatureForAll...

The Outdoor Learning Store and their Outdoor Learning Partners have collaborated on a series of FREE Fall Outdoor Learning Virtual Workshops! Held on Tuesdays from September - November 2022, these 60 minute workshops come jam-packed with ideas, inspiration and resources from some of the best outdoor learning organizations and leaders in North America.  Included in the registration is a...

The Child Nature Alliance of Canada (CNAC) Forest and Nature School Practitioners Course is a year-long certificate course that consists of both in-person outdoor, experiential learning, as well as online self-directed learning. CNAC has been offering this course since 2012, adapting and improving it each year based on participant feedback and the ever-evolving Forest/Nature School...

Thank you for Dr. Hilary Caldwell, Dr. Sara Kirk, Mike Arthus and Dr. Camille Hancock Friesen from the Healthy Populations Institute, Dalhousie University, for providing this post. This blog post was originally published in SaltWire. Nova Scotia is Canada’s Ocean Playground. Our ocean playground is one of the many reasons Nova Scotians, and Canadians, love this coastal...

Thank you to Dr. Eun-Young Lee (Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen's University) and Dr. Louise de Lannoy (Research Manager for Outdoor Play Canada) for providing this post.  A team of 67 educators, practitioners, and researchers from across the globe recently published a consensus project on the terminology, taxonomy, and ontology...

Thank you to Jade Harvey-Berrill, Outreach and Events Manager for CBEEN & The Outdoor Learning Store, for providing this post. This post was originally published on the North American Association for Environmental Education website. Over a decade ago now, inspired by their local towering mountains, boundless lakes and streams, and dense forests, educators from across the...