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Our 1-day Summit on Connecting to Nature in an Urban World, April 19, features a morning plenary and roundtable sessions followed by interactive workshops and walkshops in the afternoon. Building on the Summit is our Conference, April 20-21, featuring keynotes speakers, hands-on workshops and networking opportunities.

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Wednesday, April 19 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Walkshop: Risky Play: Part 1 FULL
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"Walkshops" and workshops provide hands-on opportunities to learn strategies and techniques for connecting urban children to nature.

This will be a valuable, introductory, two-part workshop for anyone who views children as competent, curious and capable and hopes to bring this value into how they support children’s outdoor play, with it’s inherent risks.This workshop is ideal for nature-based educators, early childhood educators, professionals in the recreation and camping sector, community developers, parents, playworkers, and grandparents.

Part One (Wednesday): The first workshop will focus on the evidence-base and philosophy of risk in children’s outdoor play. We will define “risky play”, examine the benefits of children having freedom in their play from an evidence-based perspective, and explore our ‘duty of care’ while supporting children to navigate risk. Part Two (Friday): [Prerequisite Wednesday workshop]

Max Capacity: 30

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Marlene Power

Executive Director, Child and Nature Alliance of Canada
Marlene Power founded the Carp Ridge Forest Preschool, Canada’s first outdoor, nature-based Forest Preschool, and created Forest School Canada, a national initiative to promote nature-based education through Forest School training, policy and research. Marlene first developed Forest... Read More →

Wednesday April 19, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT