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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......

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......

Save the Date! The Breath of Fresh Air Summit 2023 will run from September 27-29, 2023 at the Ottawa Forest and Nature School and Wesley Clover Parks Campground in Ottawa ON! This two-day Outdoor Play Summit will bring together thought leaders, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers to connect and share best outdoor play practices. The......

Motivate Canada has joined ParticipACTION’s mission in naming Canada’s Most Active Community with their Community Better Challenge! They are hosting a virtual Walk/Run/Cycle/Wheel Event called “Power UP!”, in which registrants across Canada are invited to log their physical activity minutes from June 15-30, 2022 through the ParticipACTION app on behalf of Motivate Canada. The collective goal is......

The Parks Accessibility Conference runs virtually from August 23-25, 2022 and is free to attend! Led by Engineering Health at the KITE (Knowledge Innovation Talent Everywhere) Research Institute, the conference will bring together those with a desire to improve accessibility at national parks in Canada. Conference themes surround three main questions: What does National Park......

The 2022 ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is here with local activities happening across the country in June to help get Canadians active together for mental and physical health benefit! From June 1-30, 2022, ParticipACTION invites you to track your physical activity minutes on the ParticipACTION app to help your municipality be named Canada’s Most Active......

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