Workshops

Our Workshops can be done online or in person. If you wish to register for a public event please follow the link! Workshops are done by Barbara Sheridan or Richard Peters or both Barbara Sheridan and Richard Peters.

Workshop Schedule

Our workshops are on hold while we revamp our programs. We look forward to their return. Until then you can still contact us for private events or groups.

Past Workshops

March 2022- Project Wet – Building Relationships with Indigenous Communities (Private Event)

March 2022 – Cedarsong – Self Regulation in Nature

February 2022 – Cedarsong – Free Play in Nature

December 2021 – Cedarsong – No such thing as Bad Behaviour

November 2021 – Ontario Conservation Areas – Traditional Understandings

November 2021 – OISE and TDSB Climate Courage – Traditional Opening

October 2021 -November Running a Virtual Nature Program

October 2021 – Cedarsong Every Inquiry is different!

September 2021- COEO – Traditional Understandings / Decolonize Forest School

September 2021 – COEO Decolonize Forest School Workshop

September 2021- Cedarsong Creating Community In Schools

May 2021 COEO Camp in a box

April 2021 Trent University (Private Event)

May 2021 Cedarsong – Nature Schools

March 2021 Trent University (Private Event)

March 2021 Cedarsong – Nature Schools

February 2021 – Simcoe County School Board – Teaching Primary Online

We are excited to announce our newest course!

Running Virtual Nature Program Online

In this 8 week Course Teachers and Facilitators will learn effective ways of bringing their fun, play and adventures of inquiry learning outside online. This course is for educators that run an inquiry and play based class or program and are looking for the pedagogy and techniques to take the program online. We will use the forest school pedagogy as a basis and and examine ways to adapt to online effectively and techniques that work better than in person forest school so that your online classes will not be seen as a a secondary choice but instead will be seen as a better model for some families. Each class will consist of examining the pedagogy, techniques to use and the sharing of projects that each educator will complete between classes. Projects will focus on showing an understanding a material of the as well as practicing competency in using online tools such as websites, blogs or social media.

We also offer one day workshops with educators on how to include play and inquiry based learning in your classroom. We also provide workshops that include elements involved with innovative learning with your students (risk, self regulation etc). Workshops are customizable to your audience so we can tweak current workshops to suit your group or we can work on a new workshop topic you think would be of interest to your group.

Workshops (60-120 minutes)

Engaging Learners OnlineInquiring Minds: Inquiry based LearningRisking it All (Risk Play / Adventure Play in the Primary Years)Child in Play: Theories of Play and how to document itSpecial Kids, Special Needs, in the Woods – V

Don’t have time to make it to a workshop? You can still learn with your own Private Tour and Q&A (Tours are cancelled until further notice)

Forest Kindergarten School Tour with Q&A – focus on Pedagogy

Forest Kindergarten School Tour with Q&A – focus on leaving space for Local Traditional Indigenous Nations

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