Wed, Jun 17 | Webinar

Webinar - Inside Outside Network

Webinar: Exploring Ecological Relationships in Nature-based Programs Facilitated by Caylin Gans & Landere Naisbitt
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Webinar - Inside Outside Network

Time & Location

Jun 17, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

About the Event

Webinar: Exploring Ecological Relationships in Nature-based Programs

By going outdoors on a regular basis with children we are inherently building a connection to the natural world, and to specific places. We come to know the trees, plants, animals, rocks, streams, mosses, and other features of those places well. And we notice how things change from day to day, week to week, month to month, year to year. We start to construct a “story of the land” - what we can hear when we take the time to listen. This presentation will delve more deeply into the relationships we build with a place as we learn to recognize ourselves as members of an ecological community. We’ll reflect on how our programs are more than just learning “in a place,” but rather “with a place” and what that means for us in terms of how we interact with it, and model those interactions for children. We’ll also consider how to acknowledge a more complete “story of the land” that brings forward Indigenous stories, histories, and modern day realities as they connect with the places we live today.

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