Webinars

Incorporate nature-based play and learning into your practice.

How to Start a Forest/Nature School Webinar Series

Are you hoping to start your own Forest and Nature School program, but you’re not sure where to start? Join us for this 2-part webinar series! Our bilingual panel of experienced FNS founders/practitioners from across the country will share how they started their programs, things they wish they knew before they got started, and things they’d do differently now!

Two part webinar series on November 30th and December 14th at 7pm ET.

How to Start a Forest/Nature School2 part webinar series

$ 100

per person

Online Workshops

Incorporate nature-based play and learning into your practice.

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Introduction to Risky Play

The Introduction to Risky Play Workshop provides the research, tools and language you need to support risky play with confidence.

Intro to Risky Play WorkshopEarly-bird pricing until the end of 2022

$ 50

per personAn introduction to risky play based on our in-person 2 day workshop.

In-Person Workshops

Incorporate nature-based play and learning into your practice.

Introduction to Forest and Nature School

This is an outdoor, experiential workshop for everyone interested in learning more about the theory and practice of Forest and Nature School (FNS). This workshop is especially recommended for those who want to learn more about FNS prior to committing to our year-long Practitioners Course. Participants will learn about play-based learning and how to support risky play, specifically, emergent curriculum and inquiry-driven learning, as well as planning and delivery of FNS programs. Participants will leave the workshop with a broad understanding of FNS theory and practice, and, if they are educators, a sense of how they could interweave FNS into their current teaching practice.

Upcoming Dates:

Intro to Forest and Nature School Workshop2 days

$ 250

per personBased on a two day workshop.

Risky Play Workshop

This outdoor, experiential workshop explores the importance of risky play in childhood development, learning, and health. Participants will examine play types in both educational and recreational settings, and will explore how to support children engaging in risky play while still fulfilling the duty of care, for example, as an educator and/or care provider. Participants will also learn how to develop and conduct risk/benefit assessments, how to include children in the assessment and management of risk, and will examine how all of these risk assessments can be done within their own specific educational or recreational settings.

 

Risky Play Workshop2 days

$ 250

per personBased on a two day workshop.

About Our Workshops

What is the difference between the Workshops and the Forest and Nature School Practitioners Course?

Each of our workshops offers something different, be it a taste of Forest and Nature School or a deep dive into supporting opportunities for risk-taking in children’s play. The workshops are ideal for anyone and everyone looking to support play and learning in the outdoors, across sectors.

The Forest and Nature School Practitioners Course is intended for educators or those with similar backgrounds who are interested in starting their Forest and Nature School programs, or in incorporating elements of the philosophy into their practice. The Practitioners Course is a significant, year-long commitment, while the workshops are less so!

Are the workshops for individuals or groups?

Both! We offer workshops at our headquarters, the Ottawa Forest and Nature School, throughout the year. Any interested individuals can register. We also work with organizations to tailor or workshops to meet your needs, in a location convenient for you.

Are there prerequisites for the workshops?

No, the workshops are designed for anyone and everyone looking to support play and learning outdoors in their practice, from all sectors.

There are no dates listed above. When is the next workshop and how can I register?

Workshop dates will be posted as they are scheduled. Please check back frequently! If you are interested in booking a workshop for your group, please get in touch with us to find a convenient time and location for you.

Where do you offer the workshops?

We often host workshops at our headquarters at the Ottawa Forest and Nature School, but we can facilitate workshops across the country. Please get in touch with us for more information.