Nature and Forest Schools: Changing the Way We Connect to Place, Play and Inquiry-Based Education
Thursday, May 1st 2014 7:30-8:30pm EST
This webinar will introduce you to the underlying ethos of Nature and Forest Schools, framed from the perspective of place, play and inquiry-based education. We will explore why Nature and Forest School is a good idea, what kinds of opportunities it provides for educators, learners and ‘communities,’ as well as what is evolving in Canada in this emerging field of environmental education.
Marlene Power is the Founder of Carp Ridge Forest School, Canada’s first outdoor, nature-based Forest School, as well as Founder and Executive Director of Forest School Canada. Marlene is an avid outdoors-person, social activist, environmentalist, and advocate for children’s access to nature. She attributes her resilience, creativity, love of nature, and environmental values to her freedom to roam in childhood and all the lessons inherent in growing up in the natural world in outport Newfoundland. Marlene studied at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Dalhousie University. She currently sits on the board of directors for the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada, as well as TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.