Learn about the history, philosophy and benefits of nature education.
In this two-part workshop we will discuss how to integrate nature education in any and all child care facilities, and requirements for a successful nature education program. We will discuss:
- site assessment & risk management
- risky play
- policies & procedures (weather, wildlife, First Aid, etc.)
- program supplies
- gear & resources
- team building activities & group cooperative games
- processing & reflection circles
Dates: October 6th and 8th
About the Facilitator
Jarrett Krentzel is the director of Hand-In-Hand Nature Education, an outdoor educational program located in the Comox Valley and Campbell River designed to offer a unique early childhood learning experience for children. Jarrett has over 20 years of experience teaching environmental education from preschool to university. He is the co-founder of the Outdoor Early Years Learning Association of BC and Cascadian Crusaders, a non -profit society aimed to educating children about plastic in the ocean, member of BC Nature’s Education Committee, Cumberland’s Ecology of the Forest Committee and Comox Valley Nature Educators, former Vice President of the Comox Valley Naturalists Society, former co-leader of NatureKids BC and co-author and publisher of a children’s illustrated environmental superhero book called The Great Plastic Round-up.
This workshop will be taking place online via Zoom. Participants will be emailed the meeting link.