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Thursday, February 22 • 10:30 - 12:00
Outdoor play in the early years - connections for learning, well-being and nature

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Play is the work of the child,' and one of our key roles as educators is to create spaces that allow unstructured play that stimulates and engages young children, allowing them to directly experience the natural world as they follow ants and smell the flowers. Research shows that children who play outside in nature in the company of a caring adult – you! - are more likely to practice responsible environmental behavior when they grow up. In this session, you will learn about the research and benefits of active outdoor nature play, see what others have done, and consider how to weave this in your teaching.

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Christina Pickles

Christina Pickles has been an environmental educator since 1998, and has been a Program Manager with ACEE since 2010. Her responsibilities with ACEE include leading our Get Outside and Play program, developing and delivering capacity-building workshops and conferences for teache... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
M 1035 Markin Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4