Date:        November 5 -7:30-9pm
                    November 6 – 7:30 -5pm
Address: 969 Route 760, Rollingdam, NB
Teaching has changed in the last few years with more understanding of the benefits of nature connection and building relationships with the land. This workshop is open to anyone who wishes to learn how to teach through land-based pedagogy, learn wilderness skills and transfer them to your unique teaching environment. You may be a teacher, a parent, a youth worker, or a life long learner.
This workshop will offer views on land-based learning and our ever changing world. The first day will include hands on experiences and theory of being outdoors with children and how we can provide an environment that inspires life long learning and build attributes to create holistic well-being. Our roster of instructors will lead you on Indigenous worldviews, neurodivergence, plant knowledge, meditation, art and skills.
The second day will consist of Project WILD certification workshop through the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Project WILD is based on educational standards, developed by scientists, and reviewed and field-tested by educators. The interdisciplinary Canadian Project WILD guide features 146 complete lesson plans about wildlife and the environment that can each be adapted for any age, grade level or subject. This is a certification course that will include your resource book and a poster package. Please indicate if you want English or French Book or both. If you want both, there will be an extra fee of $65 (includes tax and S&H).
Registration package will be emailed to you. Please provide anything we should know to make your experience a positive one.
Food: Because we are immersed in the natural world, food will be provided and an option to camp on the land will be offered along with a list of places to stay close by. We do ask you to bring your own mess kit (plate, cup, cutlery, water bottle).
Language of Instruction: English
Classroom Setting: The course will be outdoors for the most part with some indoor space available for inclement weather. Please dress for the weather with multiple layers, wool is our friend and bring rubber boots and another choice of foot wear. Rain gear is a must along with hats and mitts.
Course Tuition: $350
add $25 to camp on the grounds

Please bring your own camping gear. We do have extra gear if you require to borrow some.



Schedule at a glance:


7:30         Registration
8:30         Living Land Acknowledgement and Opening Address
9:00         Learning and Teaching from an Indigenous Worldview
10:00       BREAK
10:15        Neurodivergent Kids in the Outside World by Renate Gritter
11:30        LUNCH
12:30       Plant Walk with Tristan Hallett
2:00        Meditation to Improve Your Health: mind body and spirit by Maria Recchia
3:30         BREAK
3:45         RISK Management and Play with Sparrow
5:00        Art in Nature with Avril Bone-Jones
6:00        DINNER
7:00        Wilderness Skills: Firebuilding and safety and basic tools to use with Gregory Reardon
9:00        Campfire (bring your singing voice, instruments)

7:30         BREAKFAST
8:45         Morning Circle
9:00        Project WILD: Lead by facilitator Rhonda Sage – Introduction
10:00      BREAK
10:15       Theory and games shown by facilitator
12:00      LUNCH
1;00        Group work and presentations
4:00        Questions and Certifications
5:00        Closing Circle