In alignment with the First Peoples Principles of Learning and the Early Learning Framework, this workshop will include purposeful, practical outdoor learning ideas and take-aways. These low-prep activities can be used right away with your kiddos to build cross-curricular competencies, as well as to establish and foster student-land connections. We will also discuss some challenges around schools without immediate access to natural spaces, and how we might navigate accessible options for connecting to local communities. Additionally, we will offer respecful approaches to bringing nature into your classroom. Finally, we will share a rich list of resources to support meaningful, inclusive land-based learning experiences for young children.
Cheryl Ring is an Early Childhood Educator working in the Sooke school District.