Nature-Based Physical and Health Education: Fostering Connections to Place

Nature-based physical activity has the potential to meet PHE curricular competencies and content while fostering enduring understandings and authentic connections; however, learning in outdoor and/or natural environments often makes up a small percentage of PHE practice. This experiential workshop will balance a researcher’s knowledge on the benefits of NBPA and new teacher’s experience implementing NBPA in her teaching practicums with attendee NBPA participation.

To Bring/Important Notes

Dear attendees, if you can, please bring the following to the workshop:

  1. 3-4 pens or pencils (or 6-8" sticks)
  2. A 2-3' length of string
  3. A small ring of some sort (mason jar ring, hair tie, key ring etc.)

Access to the outdoors or a window is an asset for the workshop.

Thank you, your presenters, Jenn and Erika.


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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  • University of Victoria
    Jennifer Gruno

    Jennifer Gruno is a Doctoral Candidate and Sessional Instructor in the School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education at the University of Victoria. She taught Physical Education and English in the Sooke School District for 12 years. Her research interests include alternative curricula in physical and health education (PHE) and the meaningful incorporation of nature in education.

  • University of Victoria
    Erika Sager

    Erika Sager is a Pre-Service Teacher in the Elementary PDPP at the University of Victoria. She is a qualified forest school leader and has worked as an environmental and outdoor educator in Victoria and the United Kingdom. Her pedagogical interests include the purposeful and substantive incorporation of Indigenous knowledge, perspectives and histories into curricula.