As educators immersed in outdoor and environmental education, we all have blind spots in our knowledge and opinions that we've accumulated over the years. In order to achieve inclusiveness and draw more educators in to help move the needle, do we need to revisit and unlearn some aspects of OEE?
Colin Harris is the Founder and Executive Director of Take Me Outside. He initiated the organization by running 7,600 km across Canada, going into 80 schools across the country and engaging 20,000 students in conversation around heading outside more often. He has completed a Master’s of Environmental Education and Communication and is starting a PhD in Educational Research at the University of Calgary, exploring teacher's perceptions on outdoor learning.