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Professional Development for Educators

Professional development workshops for teachers and early childhood educators interested in outdoor learning and play for students.

Teacher conducting a class in an outdoor garden.

It’s time to get outside with the children in your life! At all our creative outdoor experiences, Kindergarten – Grade 12 teachers and Early Childhood Educators will explore nature-focused and experiential teaching and learning practices. Our workshops will equip you with inquiry and play-based approaches that are easy to implement right away.

Kids climbing on a fence in their schoolyard.

You’ll leave with curriculum-connected and child-friendly activities that will inspire you to get outside!

Find out how outdoor learning enhances physical and mental health, resiliency and social skills, and how these approaches directly support Ontario curriculum and education policies. At our workshops, you’ll take part in innovative Outdoor Learning Labs that will enrich your relationships with children, build social cohesion and support both child and educator well-being. At the end of the day, you’ll leave with a certificate and resources to help put your new lessons into action.

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Upcoming Workshops

Registration for 2020 is now open!

Campers at Evergreen Adventure Camp (Photo Credit: Lyle Sadavoy)

Champions for Outdoor Play and Learning

Explore how storytelling and games can connect children to nature. Reflect on your experiences, and learn approaches and language that will help you build support for your outdoor practice with fellow educators, administrators and parents.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Friday, May 15, 2020 — 8:30am–3:00pm

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Where

Workshops are held at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, Ontario. See how to get here.

Fees and Registration

The price per attendee is $130 (+HST) for individual workshops, or $360 (+HST) for three workshops (use promotional code 3SESSION when registering).

All workshops include a light lunch.

Participants will also receive:

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

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Note: Please come prepared for the weather as we will be outside until lunch.

Cancellation Policy

We require 10 days cancellation notice prior to your scheduled workshop date. If you cancel within that time limit you will be charged $25, which is required to cover our administration costs.


If you are interested in having a professional learning opportunity delivered at another location or event, please contact us at pdworkshops@evergreen.ca.