Outdoor Learning & Play

Professional Development for Educators

Experience professional learning in our inspiring Urban Outdoor Play and Learning Labs

Experiential outdoor learning on and off your school grounds

Experience a professional learning workshop designed for K-12 Teachers and Early Childhood Educators who are interested in learning how (and why!) they can incorporate innovative nature-focused learning approaches into their everyday practice.

Evergreen facilitators will engage participants in a creative sampling of activities and inquiry-based approaches in our imaginative outdoor play and learning environment, and will integrate practical natural learning connections to the current Ontario Curriculum.

Kids climbing on a fence in their schoolyard.What are the key elements of our approach?

  • Place-based
  • Play-based
  • Ecological
  • Hands-on
  • Arts-infused

When

Below are scheduled workshops for 2017. Stay tuned for next year's workshop dates!

Date Time Workshop Audience
Tuesday, July 11 9am-3pm Well-Being in the Outdoors K-12 Teachers and ECEs
Monday, July 24 9am-3pm Well-Being in the Outdoors K-12 Teachers and ECEs
Friday, September 29 8:30am-3:30pm Play and Learning in the Outdoors K-8 Teachers and ECEs
Thursday, October 12 8:30am-3:30pm Bring Your Outdoor Space to Life K-12 Teachers and ECEs
Friday, October 20 8:30am-3:30pm Play and Learning in the Outdoors – Part 2 K-8 Teachers and ECEs
Monday, October 30 8:30am-3:30pm Play and Learning in the Outdoors – Risky Play K-8 Teachers and ECEs
Thursday, November 2 8:30am-3:30pm Play and Learning in the Outdoors K-8 Teachers and ECEs
Friday, November 10 8:30am-3:30pm Community Connections Grade 9-12
Thursday, December 7 8:30am-3:30pm Play and Learning in the Outdoors – Part 2 K-8 Teachers and ECEs

Where

Workshops are held at Evergreen Brick Works. See how to get here.

Fees and Registration

The price per attendee is $110 (+HST), which includes a light lunch.

Participants will also receive:

  • Evergreen Educators Certificate
  • Evergreen Resource Guide
  • Pre-workshop reading materials (via email)

Note: The July workshops are $100 (+HST) including a light lunch

Register Now

For more information, please contact Paula Gallo at pgallo@evergreen.ca or 416-596-1495 ext. 253.