Learn with Natural Curiosity this summer!

Poster for Aki Kinomaagewinan. On the left side, there are two hands cupped together holding soil and a green seedling. Over top, there is a small greenish-yellow circle with the Natural Curiosity symbol for experiential learning. This symbol consists of a circle filled in with two yellow half-circles and a red and pink wavy stripes between the two half-circles. Around this circle, there is the gray silhouette of a seedling on top and roots below. On the right side, there is a dark green background with silhouettes of branches and leaves. The text reads: 2-Day Indigenous Land-Based Learning Offering for Educators and Youth. Aki Kinomaagewinan Land Teachings. Dates: August 4 & 5, 2022. Location: Humber River Teaching Lodge. At the bottom, there is the logo of ENAGB. The logo of ENAGB is a medicine wheel with small dots around the medicine wheel that match the colour of each quadrant. There is also the logo of Natural Curiosity. The logo of Natural Curiosity is the Great Turtle with a tr
A light green background. The white text at the top reads: "A virtual professional learning offering for educators across Turtle Island." "Natural Curiosity" is written below in green cursive text. Below, there is a white box with black text that reads: "Summer Institute." Below, there is a laptop. On the laptop, there is an image of a class of children in a field of high grass. The teacher is throwing grass into the air. Below, there is the logo of Natural Curiosity which is a tree growing out from the shell of the Great Turtle. Below, a text box reads: "Dates: August 16 & 17, 2022. Times: 12:00-3:00 PM ET." In the green box below, there is white text that reads: "Register Now: tinyurl.com/nc-virtual-2022."

NOTE: All educator spots have been filled, but Indigenous youth registration is still open here.

Natural Curiosity (NC) is excited to launch our in-person summer professional learning on the land, Aki Kinomaagewinan: Engaging Educators and Youth in Indigenous Land-Based Learning Through Natural Curiosity, in partnership with ENAGB. This program is for educators who wish to deepen their own inquiry into the ecology of Natural Curiosity – growing a learning environment where educators and students experience themselves in relationship with the Land and each other in community. This fully outdoors offering will take place at the Humber River teaching lodge with a group of Indigenous youth from ENAGB. Together, our intergenerational learning community will engage in land-based learning around our plant and animal relations, Anishinaabe knowledge of/with the land, principles of reciprocity, nestled within the Natural Curiosity framework for inquiry-based, environmental education.

Natural Curiosity is thrilled to announce the return of our Summer Institute! A renewal of last year's sold-out pilot program, this virtual professional learning is for educators across Turtle Island who wish to deepen their own inquiry into the ecology of natural curiosity – growing a learning environment where educators and students experience themselves in relationship with the Land and each other in community.

This year, our Summer Institute is being offered in conjunction with Aki Kinomaagewinan: Engaging Educators and Youth in Indigenous Land-Based Learning Through Natural Curiosity. Our Summer Institute will ensure that the Natural Curiosity pedagogy is accessible to our learning community across Turtle Island and beyond.

Natural Curiosity in Community Sustaining Environmental Inquiry Beyond Earth Month Homepag
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Recovery, Reflection, & Reciprocity Series

April Webinar

Natural Curiosity in Community: Sustaining Environmental Inquiry Beyond Earth Month with Raadiyah Nazeem (Grade 1 Teacher, JICS Lab School) and Krista Spence (Teacher-Librarian & Land-Based Education Resource Teacher, JICS Lab School)

 

On Wednesday, April 27th, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM ET, Raadiyah and Krista celebrated Earth Month by exploring Natural Curiosity – the four branches of environmental inquiry, deepened by Indigenous perspectives articulated by Doug Anderson – through the powerful lens of community. They explored the potential of community-focused inquiries as a catalyst for all learners to engage in experiential and integrated learning about food, water, waste, plants and animals, stories, treaties, and all that binds us in the integrated nature of the environment and communities in which we live.

Free Self-Guided Learning Program

5-Part Instructional Video Series

Over the summer, Natural Curiosity engaged our key authors and leading practitioners to develop a new, freely accessible professional learning program in support of environmental and Indigenous education across Turtle Island for all.

 

This 5-part instructional video series that provides an introductory exploration of Natural Curiosity’s four-branch environmental inquiry framework, deepened by Indigenous perspectives.

June
Newsletter 

Monthly Drop

June's edition of Making the Shift is out now! This month, Natural Curiosity highlights Junaid Khan, one of our facilitators of the upcoming Aki Kinomaagewinan program in August . The newsletter also showcases resources for National Indigenous Peoples Month and Pride Month - check it out and join us in amplifying the voices of Indigenous and LGBTQ+ environmental advocates and educators.

 

Doug Anderson and Julie Comay (authors of NC2!) had a lovely conversation on Earthy Chats hosted by our friends at Green Teacher Magazine, The Outdoor Learning Store, CBEENetwork, and Stoked on Science about exploring environmental inquiry with an Indigenous perspective.

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