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Play Outdoors Magazine is Hosting Education Sessions!

September 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021

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Play Outdoors Magazine is Hosting Education Sessions! 
From Mud Kitchens to Taking Learning Outdoors, join our outdoor play experts as they cover a multitude of topics to educate, inspire, and bring new ideas to your practice.

Upcoming Sessions


Blue Sky Teaching – Exploring the Benefits of Taking Learning Outdoors

September 27th 2021, 5:00 – 6:30 pm PDT

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What does it mean to embrace outdoor learning and how might an educator get started? This workshop explores the benefits of outdoor learning for elementary school children as well as the continuum of possibilities of outdoor pedagogies.

Dr. Debra Harwood is a professor in the Department of Educational Studies and is the Program Director, Bachelor of ECE at Brock University.

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Skills and Dispositions for Intentional Outdoor Learning

September 29th 2021, 6:30 – 8:00 pm EDT & 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm PDT

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Jessica Holder & Karen Eilersen from the Discovery Child Care Centre in Barrie ON, will guide educators through the development of the skills and dispositions necessary for intentional outdoor learning. Storytelling, small group conversations and hands-on experiential opportunities are just some of the activities to explore.

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Why Mud Kitchens?! Are they being used to their full potential?

October 27th 2021, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm EDT & 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm PDT

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Jessica Holder & Karen Eilersen will provide a variety of strategies on how to integrate this space into your environment in unique, innovative ways. They will also discuss conditions for educators to think about going beyond the traditional ideas of a mud kitchen space.

Jessica and Karen are both RECEs and Forest School Practitioners at the Discovery Child Care Centre, in Barrie, Ontario.

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