Nurturing Through Nature: A Workshop for Early Childhood Educators
Geared towards early childhood educators, this workshop will explore interactive methods and activities to help get toddlers and pre-schoolers out into nature in their local ecology. This workshop hopes to aid educators in incorporating nature and outdoor time into their programming. You will:
Learn practical tips for engaging children from 6 months
5 years in nature-based experiences that are relevant for a wide range of outdoor spaces (daycare yards, school yards, local parks, etc.)
Be empowered to address obstacles to getting preschoolers out in nature in an urban setting.
Explore theory about outdoor education and engage in meaningful discussions on this topic with a group of your peers, facilitated by the workshop leaders.
Participate in relevant hands-on activities you’ll be able to use in your practice.
Spend outdoor time on the trails of High Park to practice new skills in nature.
What to bring:
A notebook and pen or pencil
Warm clothing layers, depending on the weather
Comfortable shoes or boots
Your enthusiasm for nature!