This workshop is a combo of roundtable outdoor learning collaboration and a variety of hands-on nature connection practices and experiences that can be shared with co-learners of all ages. It will leave you inspired to facilitate a variety of nature connected learning practices with your co-learners as well as take part in collaborating on building a nature connected learning framework model.
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Megan consciously creates learning communities and experiences that call on compassion, mindfulness, play, tinkering, making, and creativity. At the root of her motivations in education lies a strong desire to connect people to nature as a way to heal our bond with mother earth, ourselves, and empower care and consideration for all beings. Megan is a BC certified teacher and has been teaching for over 15 years in many different settings. She is currently a teacher with two Heartwood Learning Communities in Colwood & Victoria and she lives, works, and plays as a guest on the unceded traditional territories of the Lekwungen (Songhees), Xwsepsum (Esquimalt), WÌ±SÁNEÄ† (Saanich), & T’Sou-ke (Sooke) Nations
Kirsten is a certified BC teacher who is currently a province-wide environmental educator with the Sierra Club BC education team and Park Naturalist within CRD regional Parks on Southern Vancouver Island. Exploring nature and teaching how to appreciate and have an experience in the natural world is what makes Kirsten feel fully alive. Learning and teaching about how to connect deeper with nature and gain a sense of place on this earth is what has grounded Kirsten to pursue her passion for environmental and outdoor place-based learning.
Adrianne brings enthusiasm, delight, excitement, experience, wonder, encouragement, compassion, and is guided by the needs of the groups or individuals that she is working with. She wishes to develop and grow in communities that encourage nature connection, play, tinkering, and creativity for all ages and stages. Adrianne is a BC certified teacher, and has been engaging in nature-based education programs for the past 14 years. She is currently a teacher with two Heartwood Learning Communities in Colwood and Metchosin and she works and plays as a guest on the unceded traditional territories of the Lekwungen (Songhees), Xwsepsum (Esquimalt), Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke (Sooke) nations.